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3 1833 01780 1793 


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Andrews Papers, 

Bradley, Rev. Caleb, 

Bray, John, of Kittery, 

Butlers of (Georgetown, 

Chute Family, A Letter, . 

Dearborn, General Henry, 

Drinkwater Family, 

Edgecomb's Lease, 1607, 

Falmouth Church Marriages, 

Falmouth Guard, 1754, 

Falmouth Impost, 1783-4, 

Falmouth Soldiers, 1776, 

Falmouth Tombstones, 

Genealogical Club, 

Georgetown Marriage Intentions, . 

Historical Scraps in Maine, 

Historical Sketches, 1696, 

Indian Deed at Saco, 1664, 

Indian Truce at Pemaquid, 1693, 

Jordan, Rev. Robert, A Letter, 

King, David, Family of, . 

King, General William, Letters of, 

Kittery Sketches, 1653, 

Kittery Soldiers, 1775, 

Lincoln County Petition, 1779, 

Lincoln, Gov. Enoch, 

Litchfield and Pittston Tombstones, 

Maine in 1639, 

Merrill Family, a Branch of, 

Merrill, James, Will of, 1753, . 

North Yarmouth Marriages, 1837-44, 

North Yarmouth Soldiers, 17 58, 

Notes, Queries, etc., 

(J)akman Family, 

Odell Wills, Abstract of. 

Official Letters, 1740-57, 

Portsmouth Point of Graves, 

St. Paul's Church, Portland, Marriages 

Sanford, iMiibargo in 1808, 

Scarboro' Church Records, 

Scarboro' Sketches, 1686, 

Skillings Family, a Branch, 

Smithfield and Litchfield Sketches, 

Stroudwater Tombstones, 

Willis, N. 1'., Sketch of, . 

Windham j\ccords, . 

^V()()(lward Family, 

York (bounty Gleanings, 

York Family, . " . 

York Soldiers, 1775, 

Yoik .111(1 Wells Tftilion, 1705, 

C. C. Andrews, 



I. Cobb, . 


J. H. Drummond, 


W. E. Chute, . 




, 69 

D. Drinkwater, 


J. P. Baxter, 


C. Burleigh, 



Mary F. Carleton, 


Eastern Herald, 


Z. K. Harmon, 


M. P. K. A., . 



138, 207, 


H. 0. Thayer, 


E. Emerv, 


J. S. H.'Fogg, 


Mrs. M. J. Moore, 


C. E. Banks, 


S. M. Watson, . 


W. P. Merrill, 


J. S.H.Fogg, . 


Z. K. Harmon, 


Mrs. M. J. Moore, 


S. M. Watson, 


Miss Mary Scott, 


C. E. Banks, 


W. M. Sargent, 


Miss M. E. Barbour, 


H. S. I^radford, 


Mary F. Carleton, 



136, 212 


W. H. Smith, 



F. 0. Conant, . 


N. J. Herrick, 


Daily Evening Times, 


J. T.' Hull, 


E. Emerv, 


W. M. Sargent, 8 

, S3, 144 


J. S.H.Fogg, . 


Miss Mary Scott, 


I. Cobb, " . 


E. L. Wakcman, 


S. M. Walson, 


F. !•;. Woodward, 


W. I\I. S argent, 52, 

128, 200 


Mrs. M. J. Moore, ' 


" " " • 


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Abbott, 104, 180, 187, 202, 
210, 290 

Adams, 33, 

Gl, 86, 112, 






38, 00 

13G, 151,101-2, 208-9,268, 

288, 290, 291 
Addiiigton, 265 

Aliern , 226 

Akerman, 283 

Akers, 109 

Alden, 33, 53-4, 106, 186- 

7-8-9, 191 
Alexander, 167, 169 

Alger, 156 

Allcock, 48, 134 

Allen, 42, 86-7, 99, 135, 

150, 167, 188, 193, 207, 

209, 242, 258-9, 266 
Ambrose, 180 

Aniee, 283 

Ames, 230, 281 

Amory, 05 

Amsden, 207 

Anderson, 28, 63, 210-11, 

213, 284-5-G-7-8-9 
Andrews, 83-4-5, 138, 147- 

8-9, 152, 179, 194-5-6-7-8- 

9, 204, 207, 240, 249, 257- 

8-9, 260-1-2, 290 
Appleton, 261-2 

Archdale, 200 

Armstrong, 16, 59, 101, 

190, 192 


33, 65, 72, 192 










63, 84-5 


57, 204 



107, 193 

Austin, 108 


187, 211, 




177, 208 



48-9, 149 

Babb, 38, 83, 148, 189, 191 
Babson, 21-2 

Baehelder, 32 

Bacon, 70, 136, 242 

Badger, 138, 207 

Bagley, 77 

Bail, 108 

Bailey, 33, 38, 65, 87, 105- 

6, 135, 180, 190, 204, 266 
Bain, 108 
Baird, 208 
Baker, 20, 22, 31, 58-9, 98, 

108, 131, 141, 205 
Balch, 33 

Ball, 162 

Ballard, 146 

Bane, 97, 112, 263-4, 277 
Bangs, 104, 106 

Banks, 13, 63, 79, 103, 146- 

7, 213, 290 
Barbour, 38, 182 
Barefoot, 202 

Barrett, 138, 207-8, 213 
Barstow, 245 

Barter, 162, 168, 171, 278 
Bartlett, 3, 22, 111, 153,157 
Barton, 33, 60, 187 

Bass, 25 

Batchelder 208 

Bates,' 63, 192, 207 

Batten, 131 

Battiest, 34 

Battle, 102, 186 

Batts, 37, 207 

Baurd, 50 

Baxter, 49, 126, 213, 214 
Beal, 102, 105, 108, 145, 

161, 191, 244, 283 
Beals, 8, 9, 10, 38, 238-9 
Bean, 283 

Beard, 208, 271 

Beckwith, 119 

Bedford, 205 

Beeman, 101-2, 104 

Beeson, 275 

Beetle, 279 

Belcher, 50, 93 

Belford, 226 

Bell, 38, 213 

Bennett, 21, 23, 42, 151-2, 

170, 210 
Benson, 58, 162, 283 

Berry, 33, 38, 60, 83, 85-6, 

88-9, 98-9, 101, 106, 146, 

148-9-50, 161, 169, 171, 

208, 210, 213, 239, 241,271 
Bettis, 88 

Beverly, 8, 240 

Beular, 247 

Bibber, 63 

Bickford, 35, 186 

Billings, 70, 162, 208 

Bingay, 246 

Bird, 58, 61 

Bisbee, 38 

Bishop, 205 

Bisson, 259 

Black, 40 

Blackhouse, 59 

Blacker, 66 

Blackman, 156, 275 

Blackstone, 170 

Blackvirell, 207 

Blagdon. 49 

Blake, 2, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 

31, 32, 38, 87, 89, 192, 

238, 259 
Blair, 91, 148, 185, 188 
Blanchard, 20, 22, 208 
Blaydes, 66 

Bloucher, 28 

Blunt, 48 

Bliffins, 170 

Blitith, 169, 171-2 

Blin, 169 

Blodgett, 213 

Bober, 166, 167 

Bodge, 213, 284-5-6, 288-9- 

Bodwell, 138, 207 

Bolls, 278 

Bolter, 144 

Bolton, 286 

Bond, 38-9, 92 

Boneson, 109 

Bonney, 87 

B(mython, 56, 126-7 

Boober, 170 

Boody, 147 

Bookei', 108 

Booles, 200 

Booth, 201 

Boothby, 84, 86, 107, 146, 

149, 242 
Bordman, 192 

Boston, 97 

Boswell, 103, 105 

Bos worth, 38 

Bowden, 70, 71, 153, 157 
Bowen, 169, 208 

Bowes, 208 

Bowey, 107 

Bowley, 98, 103 

Bowman, 166 

Boulton, 208 

Bourn, 244 

Boyd, 4, 34, 50,147,181,213 
Boynton, 33 

Brace, 62 

Brackett, 83, 133, 155, 

204, 210 
Bradbury, 29, 33-4, 63, 

189, 213-14, 242, 276 

Bradeen, 161 

Bradford, 30, 200, 208, 236 

Bradley, 33, 35-6-7, 39,208 

Bradshaw, 208 

Bradstreet, 54,105,206,208 

Bragdon, 84-5, 87-8-9, 97, 

132-3, 144,146,186,240-1, 


Bragg, 83, 271 

Braman, 191 

Bramhall, 106 

Bran, 22, 24, 28, 170 

Branch, 229 

Bray, 53-4, 136, 209, 

248-9-50-51 -52-53-54-55-56 


Brewer, 28 

Briar, 133, 276 

Bridges, 108 

Briggs, 63 

Brine, 171 

Broad, 38-9, 105 

Broadstreet, 148 

Brock, 214 

Brookins, 171 

Broughton, 208 

Brown, 29, 32, 36, 40, 63, 

83-4-5, 89, 90, 97-8, 101, 

l();3-4, 109, 133, 138, 146, 

148, 150,166-7-8,172,186, 

187, 189, 190, 192, 201, 

205, 207-8, 210, 213, 225, 
238, 265-6, 271,284-5,288, 
289, 290 

Brooks, 33,161, 172, 180, 

19;^, 235, 283, 290 
Bryant, 35, 38, 63,84,149, 

166, 169-70, 213-14, 238, 

243, 287 

Biyer, 133 

Buck, 236 

Buckford, 271 

Bucknam, 29, 30, 31, 91 

Buffum, 208 

Buggy, 239 

Bump, 122, 124 

Burbank, 149 

Burde, 58 

Burdit, 33 

Burfet, 104 

Burgess, 63-4, 131, 213 

Burguvne, 73 
Burleigh, 63, 101, 138, 185, 

207, 213 

Burnal, 145 

Burncll, 101 

Burnham, 83, 146-7-8-9, 

153, 156, 195, 204, 206, 

243, 271 

Burns, 86 

Burr, 209, 213 

Burrage, 63 

Burrell, 172 

Burris, 271 

Burt, 109 

Burton, 77 

Buteman, 34 

But land, 97 

Butler, 65, 134-5, 215 

Button, 49 

Butts, 89 

Buxton, 20, 23, 205 

Byram, 22, 24, 31, 205 


144, 149 




















18, 132, 167 


34, 286 








84-5, 169, 238 


27, 98, 168 






208, 236 


6, 286, 290 




7, 84, 109, 169 

Carter, 54 

, 66, 84-5, 128, 

133, 147-8, 



186, 229, 234 



Cash, 104-5-6, 186; 190 


90, 144 















Chad wick, 




Chamberlain, 33, 38, 105, 

149, 181, 242 
Chanipenown, 200, 203, 

Champion, 130 

Chandler, 29, 33, 180, 290 
Cliaplin, 290 

Chapman, 38, G3, 160, 

102, 170-1, 213-14 
Chace, 283, 285-6 

Chase, 2, 20, 30, 45, 63, 

125, 171, 178, 284-5, 288-9 
Chawkley, 58 

Chenery, 38-9, 169, 290 
Chesley, 267, 290 

Chew, 58 

Chick, 111 

Chisholm, 168, 170 

Cliittenden, 234 

Choate, 261-2 

Church, 290 

Churchill, 121, 207 

Churchman, 198 

Chute, 211, 285-6, 289-90 
Cilley, 3, 73, 208 

Clade, 209 

Clapp, 7, 70 

Clare, 61 

Clarke, 46, 92, 101, 103, 

105, 109, 111, 145, 154, 

188-9, 191, 204, 208, 236, 

238, 245, 274, 283, 290 
Clary, 167 

Clcavcland, 9] 

Cleaves, 53-4, 114, 201, 

204, 206, 213, 274 
Clilf, 171, 233 

Clloagh, 178 

Cloutman, 287 

Cobb, 35, 101-2-3-4, 107, 

185-6, 191-2-3, 210, 213, 

243, 2(;7, 290-1 
Cobham, 2i)0 

Codman, 36, 213, 208 

C«;e, 58 

Coffey, 269 

Collin, 33, 65, 178, 283 
Colburn, 138, 157, 207 
Colbnjufji, 83 

Colljy, 33,207 

Col(!," 29,54, 147, 161,283, 

Coleman, 33, 290 

Colerick, 124 

C<)h!S, 161 

Coh'swortliy, (;3 

Coliard, 166-7-8, 170 

Collamore, 171, 189, 230 
Colh^v, 210 

Collicutl, 277 

i'oHiiis, 49, 190, 208 

Colsdii, 33 

Coiiaid, 38-9, 58,63-4, 138, 

207-S, '_'13 
Coiinwav, 170 

CoiHtxfr", i;!S, ii()7 

CoMWiiy, lOS, 109-70 

Cony, 15 

Cook, 33, 55, 58, 245 

Coolbroth, 83, 241 

Coole, 54 

Coombs, 23, 107, 169 

Cooper, 33, 273 

Copeland, 62 

Copp, 172 

Corbett, 202, 238 

Corbin, 57, 202, 274 

Corcoran, 50 

Corliss, 213 

Corson, 64, 124, 208 

Coi'win, 257-8 

Cotton, 79,81,271-2 

Couch, 252 

Coulson, 33 

Cousins, 53, 131 

Cowell, 55 

Cox, 60, 189-90 

Crabtree, 186 

Craddock, 54 

Craig, 284-5-6, 288-9 

Cramet, 171 

Crane, 167, 170 

Craniver, 357 

Crebar, 201 

Creek, 198 

Creighton, 07 

Crocker, 33, 36, 39, 87, 

Crockett, 84, 101, 106, 148, 

102, 172, 185, 190, 1l»3, 

201, 278 
Crooker, 107 

Cross, 101, 103, 179, 199, 

Crosby, 33, 107 

Crossman, 38 

Crowley, 105 

Cxanmings, 85, 87, 107, 

180, 185, 187, 189, 198, 239 
Cunningham, 33 

Currier, 2 

Cvirtis, 29, 112, 149, 101-2, 

172, 188, 271, 279, 290 
Cushing, 104, 105, 185-6-7- 

8, 193, 231 
Cushmau, 33, 215 

Cutler, 138, 207 

Cutter, 28, 33, 35 

Cults, 50, 57, 64, 112, 161-2, 

200, 203, 276, 283 

Daggett, 208 

Dale, 50 

Dalley, 100 

Damm, 90, 144, 187, 190 

Damon, 87, 89, 234 

Dana, 34 

Dane, 103, 240 

Danforth, 133 

l>aniel, 279 

Darby, 108 

Darling, 137,274 

Davidson, 151 

Davis, 14, 20, 23, 33, (i3, 

87-8-9, 90-1, 100, 108-9, 

111, 132, 138, 140-1, IK;, 

100, 108-9, 176, 188-9,205, 

207, 230, 240, 24(;, 205, 

277, 283 

Dawes, 58, 205 

Dawkcs, (i2 

Dav, 10, 29, 170-1-2 

Deacon, 61 

Deake, 189, 192 

DealiJig, 162 

Deane, 34, 36, 65, 108 

141, 185 
Dearborn, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 

7, 69, 70-1-2-3, 84, 92, 136 
Decosta, 30 

Deering, 33, 35, 112, 136, 

162, 209, 213, 248-9, 251, 

252-3-4-5, 271-2, 277-8 
Delane, 190 

Delano, 103, 106, 192, 230 
Dempsey, 108 

Denning, 169 

Dennis, 55, 62, 287 

Dennison, 80, 107 

Denneford, 101 

Dennett, 50, 112, 160 

Denny, 165-6, 108, 172 
Derby, 271 

Derumple, 291 

DeWitt, 214 

Dexter, 247 

Diamond, 128-9, 130-1 
Dicks, 33 

Dike, 109, 214 

Dilane, 187, 193, 210 

Dileno, 187, 210 

Dingley, 105, 229 

Dixon, 201 

Dixie, 206 

Doane, 106, 189, 191 

Dodge, 208, 290 

Doe, 129 

Doggett, 232 

Dole, 38 

Dollin, 56 

Donnell, 105, 108, 276-7 
Doolittle, 197 

Dotev, 158,236 

Doughty, 185, 210 

Douglass, C3, 86, 90, 104, 

144, 221 
Doury, 55 

Dow, 208 

Downer, 61, 102 

Downs, X73 

Downing, 128 

Doyle, 31 

Drake, 54, 70, 130 

Dreden, 158 

Drisco, 46, 83 

Drinkwater, 19, 21, 29, 

32-3, 138, 207, 205-6 
Driver, 33 

Drummond, 134-5-6-7, 

172, 207, 213, 248 
Dudley, 58, 240, 203, 291 
Duggen, 145 

Dugins, l(i3 

Dunbar, 207 

Dunn, 107, 180-7,190-1,209 
Dunham, h)5 

Dunning, 124 

Dunnison, 86 

Duran, 40, 03, 240 

Durgin, 18 

Durgy, 10!) 

Dustin, 35, 37 

Dutch, 17. 18 

Dver, 8, 10, 11, It;. .■.;•.. 38, 

101-2-.3-l-5-ti-7, 115, 147-8, 

1S5-0-7-8- 9-90-1-2-3, 215, 

238-9-40, 242. 



33, 35 

138, 180, 2C7 

101, 106 

126-7, 130, 

54, 206-7-8 



Early e, 




147, 204, 238 
Etl wards, 
Elder, 38, 63, 105, 188, 

192, 285-6, 289 
Eldred, 02 

Eldridge, 33-4, 234 

Ellenutt, to 

Elliott, 51, 55, 101, 112, 

162, 205-6, 211, 290 
Ellis, 138, 207, 283, 290 
Elwell, 18, 63, 147, 193, 

214, 234 
Emerson, 35, 37, 280 

Emery, 40, 75, 88, 100, 

105, 110-11, 113, 120, 123 

147-8-9, 160, 185-6, 


Ervine, 86 

Evans, 122, 142, 166, 180 
Everett, lf9 

Ewell, 234 

Fabyan, ^^148 

Fairbanks, 187 

Fairfield, 109, 113-19-20- 

21, 148 
Farlo, 206 

Farmer, 205 

Farnham, 87, 108, 166, 180 
Earns vrorth, 290 

Farr, 286 

Farrell, 58, 166, 170 

Farrcnv, 201, 284-5-0-7-8-9 




268. 290 











Ferhald, 34, 161- 

209, 214, 271,276,279,283 
Fickelt, •6'^-'^, 87, 89, 90, 

102-3-4, 106, 148, 180-7, 

1 89--. )0-l-2 


20, 31-2 


, 241 





FitzgeraUl, 108, 


Flat son. 



Flitiu'r, 213 

Flood, 21, •-'3 

Flv. 84, 240 

FoVii". 2, 8,9, 10, 11, 29, 
84-5-0-7-8-9, 102, 104, 109, 
119. 144-5-0, 148,150,159, 
KU, 1(;3. 188, 190, 213, 
2.38-9-40-1-2-3, 208-9, 271 



83, 85 


207, 283 

1.1. 188 



Foot, 172 

Forbes, 33 

Ford, 102, 229-30 

Foss, 83, 89, 145, 147-8, 

239, 241 
Foster, 32, 34, 84, 138, 158, 

Fowle, 58 

Fowler, 107, 185, 208, 

243, 290 
Fox, 122, 125 

Foye, 149, 162, 243 

Francis, 34-5 

Frank, 122, 124 

Franklin, 194-5-G-7, 2(il 
Frazer, 105 

Freake, 53 

Freeman, 38, 59, 60, 99, 

101-2, 108, 191, 208 
Freeze, 3 

Frink, 109, 276 

Frizel, 170 

Frost, 38, 47, 54, 57, 112, 

136, 160, 162, 253, 267, 

273, 275, 279 
Frye, 38-9, 160, 271 

Fryer, 56, 205, 276, 279 
Fuller, 34, 206 

FuUerton, 34 

Fulton, 30-1 

Furber, 49 

Fuibusli, 111, 160 

Fi^urson, 160 

Fu^ell, 98 

Gage, 16 

Galvin, 38 

Gammon, 101, 1,49, 185, 

187, 188-9-90, 192 

Gard, 136 

Gardiner, 50, 63 

Gardner, 158, 208, 229, 

230, 232, 257-8 

Gatchell, 86 

Gates, 60 

Gascoigne, 61 

Gay, 1, 5 

Gayarri, 214 

Geildings, 206 

Gedney, 109 

Gee, 150, 240 

(iendall, 153-4-5, 158 

Gent, 187, 190 

George, 125, 168, 190 

Gere, 202 
Gerrish, 46, 163, 185, 213 
Getcliell, 86, 97, 105, 168, 


Glegg, 62 

Glover, 169, 260-1 

Gibbins, 203 

(ribbons, 56-7, 130 

Gibson, 58, 208 

Giddings, 17, 18, 34 

Gidnev, 52,153 

Gilchrist, 19, 20-1 

Gile, 138, 207 

Gilkey, 89 

Gilniore, 83, 108, 170 

Grilman, 17, 57 

Giltings, 206 
Godfrey, 131, 138, 178,207 

G<jdsue, 163, 278 

G<)(jcb, 30,58 

Goodale 83 

Goodell, 208 

Goodenow, 142 

Goodhue, 180, 206, 213 
Gooding, 33, 77, 200, 276 
Goodrich, 72, 208 

Goodwin, 34, 97, 100, 136, 

Goolcins, 105 

Goold, 38, 111, 160, 214 
Gorges, 13, 52, 63, 117, 

200, 218 
Gore, 213 

Gott, 109 

Goudey, 247 

Gould, 136, 146, 198, 213, 

240, 245, 259, 290 
Goulding, 34 

Gould'stone, 58 

Gowell, 161 

Gowen, 111-12, 160 

Grace, 146, 166 

Grafam, 83, 85, 87, 211, 

284-5, 287-8 
Graffort, 279 

Crraf ton , 76 

Graliam, 192 

Grant, 47, 108, 153, 166 
Graves, 38 

Gray, 29, 31, 118, 167, 214, 

Greason 275 

Greeley, 266 

Greene, 34, 59, 67, 109, 

136, 145, 150, 161, 166, 

186, 188, 269 
Greenland, 202 

Greenleaf, 166, 209 

Greenwood, 138, 207 

Grendal, 162 

Griffin, 17; 19, 20, 21, 29, 

33, 64, 194-5 
Griffitli, 47 

Griggs, 157 

Griiulall, 209 

Griswull, 208 

Grover, 167, 283 

Guge, 58 

Guilford, 145-6 

Guing, 168 

GuUison, 241 

Gunnison, 112, 161-2, 283 
Guptill, 266 

Gustin, 99, 144, 147, 240 
Gydney, 270 

(ryles, 208 

Gyndall, 204 

Hackett, 207 

Haclcney, 59, 60 

Hafoot, 88 

Hagan, 8, 89, 105, 145-0, 

148, 169, 186, 238, 240 
Haines, 32, 85, 14G-7, 149, 

150, 180, 187, 275 
Hale, 31-2, 138, 207-8, 290 
Haley, 31, 121, 133, 162, 

167, 202 
Hall, 3,17,61,166,172,290 
Hallen, 209, 214 

Hamilton, 22, 24, 29, 38, 

98, 230 
Hammett, 208 

Hammon, 29, 98 

Hammond, 110, 112, 136, 

160-1-2, 215-10, 250, 283 

Hammonds, 56, 161 

Hancock, 177, 208 

Handesyde, 48 

Hanna, 121, 124 

Hanscom, 83-4-5-6, 89, 90, 

121, 124, 101, 163, 185, 

189-90-91, 237-8, 239, 283 
Hanson, 132, 273 

Haraden, 17, 19 

Harden, 169 

Harding, 130, 170 

Hardy, 56, 109 

Harford, 84, 238 

Hariott, 60 

Harlow, 231 

Harmon, 19, 40, 83-4-5, 

88-9, 136, 146-7-8-9-50,210, 

238-9, 241-2-3, 283 
Harndon, 78, 166, 170 
Harny, 28 

Harriman, 180 

Harrington, 102, 187 

Harris, 28-9, 40, 98, 110, 

206, 290 
Harrod, 138, 207 

Harrow, 189 

Hart, 50, 119 

Hartwell, 208 

Harvey, 19, 34, 38, 103, 

204, 274 
Harwood, 34 

Haskell, 17, 38-9-40, 87, 

136, 206, 241, 285 
Haskins, 87, 145, 156, 205 
Hastv, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 10, 

83, 85, 87, 89, 104, 149, 

150, 186, 238-9, 240-1 
Hatch, 17, 19, 92, 97, 106, 
. 185-6-7,189,210,229,231, 

Hatliorne, 197 

Hawes, 63, 213 

Hawkes, 40, 58 

Hawkins, 60 

Hay den, 207 

Haves, 28-9, 32, 34, 38, 40, 

03, 66, 103, 105, 118-19, 

120, 214 
Hayward, 171 

Haywood, 203 

Hazelton, 54 

Hazen, 101 

Heale, 167, 170, 172 

Heard, 112, 160 

Hearl, 160, 270 

Heath, 58 

Hedge, 77, 99 

Hegerty, 192 

Henderson, 191 

Hennessy, 34 

Hernion, 144-5, 148 

Herrick, 39, 93, 136, 138, 

Herriott, 59 

Hewey, 106 

Hicks, 63-4, 103, 290 

Higgin8, 40, 169, 190, 192, 

Higginson, 52, 206 

Hight, 103, 213 

Hill, 86, 96,104,108-9,112, 

120, 160, 203, 208, 210, 

240, 2-*2, 263-4, 269, 278-9, 

Killer, 62 

Hilliard, 291 

Hilton, 23, 25, 38, 108, 

Hinds, 240, 290 

Hinkley, 168-9-70, 172, 208 
Hiscock, 171 

Hitchcock, 138, 207, 278 
Hix, 162 

Hoar, 109 

Hobart, 3 

Hobbs, 109 

Hoddy, 47 

Hodgdon, 23, 60, 200, 288 
Hodgkins, 170, 244 

Hodgkinson, 134-5, 170 
Holbrook, 172, 229 

Holden, 213 

Holland, 79, 105, 109, 209 
Hollevan, 167 

Hollingsworth, 61 

Hollister, 122, 208 

Holly, 208 

Holmes, 38, 85, 108, 213, 

Holt, 108 

Hood, 107, 170, 241 

Hooke, 57, 250, 276, 202 
Hooker, 208 

Hookes, 248 

Hopkins, 208-9, 236 

Home, 102, 107-8, 226 
Horton, 101-2-3-4, 107, 187, 

Horwood, 58 

Hosmer, 208 

Houghton, 275 

Hovey, 195, 259-00-61 

Howard, 60, 85, 102, 229, 

Howe, 122, 125, 210 

Howell, 38, 270 

Howes, 103 

Howland, 229 

Howlett, 195 

Hoy, 166 

Hoyt, 19, 20, 87-8, 290 

Hubbard, 83-4-5 

HufEe, 276 

Hull, 33-4, 63, 137, 208, 

213, 226, 275 
Humphrey, 30-1-2,34, 213 
Hunnewell, 8, 9, 10, 12. 

55, 83, 86-7-8-9, 144-5-6, 

148-9, 150, 171, 188, 239, 

241, 268, 271-2, 284, 287-8 
Hu]it, 193 

Hunter, 170, 172 

Huntington, 208 

Huntress, 48 

Hurlburt, 138, 207 

Hurst, 192 

Huston, 78, 84, 187, 246-7 
Hutchins, 22-3, 8 8, 112, 

144, 102, 283 
Hutchinson, 15, 5 3, 102, 

Indians, 82 

In galls, 8, 147, 206 

Ingersoll, 101, 155-6, 162 
Ingraham, 50 

Ilsley, 2 09 

luman, 208 

Irish, 106, 146, 288 


34, 103 



Jackson, 34, 4G-7-8-9-50, 

Lambert, 34, 244, 253-4-5 

Lufkin, 30 

McDoogle, 101, 103 

58, 69, 71, 88, 90, 102, 

Lamprey, 2 

Lnnt, 6, 37, 63, 108, 138, 

McFadden, 166-7, 169, 171 

104-5, ]07, 145, 147, 185, 

Lancaster, 9, 89, 145, 147, 

149, 207, 213 

McFarland, 169 

187, 190, 208, 214, 253, 

167, 170, 240 

Lydston, 161, 202, 283 

McFatres, 170-1 

276, 290 

Lane, 17, 22, 24, 39, 54, 

Lynne, 278 

McGee, 108 

Jefferscni, 44, 74 


McUill, 148, 211 

Jeffery, 45, 47, 201 

Lang, 49 

Macdonald, 63 

McGlutchv, 104 

Jellisoii, 172 

Langdon, 49, 209 

Macginnery, 162 

McGregor^ 208 

Jenkins, 121, 247 

Lapham, 214 

Mackworth, 116 

Mclntire, 100, 176, 255-6, 

Jenness, 129 

Lapish? 85 

Macomber, 15 


Jent, 105 

Larkin, 208 

Macplieadris, 50 

McKenny, 9, 34, 83, 87-8, 

Jewell, 14, 15, 239 

Larrabee, 9, 10, 11, 30-1, 

Maddiler, 155 

103, 145-6, 149-50, 168-9, 

Jewett, 36, 39, 240, 290 

33, 38, 84-5-6-7-8-9, 144, 

Madison, 74 

170-1-2, 185, 187-8, 190-1, 

Johnson, 29, 30, 34-5-6, 

146, 147, 150, 167-8, 170, 

Magenry, 193 

193, 211, 238-9, 241 

37-8, 56, 63, 66, 85, 97, 99, 

187, 238-9, 240, 242, 271 

Magowen, 84 

McKnne, 169 

102, 104, 160-1, 180, 186, 

Lary, 202, 210 

Maharn, 172 

McLaughlin, 84, 150, 213 

191, 241-2, 276 

Latham, 22 

Mahew, 170 

McLellan, 8, 16, 21, 33-4, 

Johnston, 110 

Lawrence, 23, 156 

Maken, 171 

86, 102, 104-5-6, 147, 149, 

Jolliffe, 54 

Leach. 97, 102, 106, 112, 

Main, 54, 108, 129, 283 

150, 185, 188, 288 

Jones, 8, 10, 12, 17,35,38- 

161, 189, 190 

Mains, 147, 170 

McLucas, 108 

9, 84-5-6, 89, 91, 104, 132, 

Leader, 273 

Malcom, 166-7-8 

McMahon, 108, 169 

138, 144, 146-7-8-9, 171, 

Lear, 49 

Malcorean, 96 

Means, 38, 84-5, 103, 172 

186-7, 189-90, 193, 207-8, 

Leary, 38, 210 

Maling, 123 

Mehanny, 166-7 

213, 231, 239-10, 241-2-3, 

Leavis, 34 

Manchester, 285-6-7, 289 

Melon ey, 169 


Leavitt, 148, 239, 241 

Mander, 55 

Melville, 4 

Johnsen, 169 

Lee, 69, 73, 78, 105, 108 

Mann, 290 

Mendam, 128 

Jordan, 76, 79, 81, 84-5-6, 

Leggett, 33 

Manning, 136 

Merrill, 21, 28, 31, 34, 38, 

88, 101-2-3-4-5-6-7, 114-15- 

Legrow, 109 

Mansfield, 197, 208 

39, 85, 150, 178-9-80, 181, 

16-17, 136, 145-G, 155, 166, 

Leighton, 97, 112, 160, 

Marble, 5, 6 

182-3-4, 199,213,216,241, 

170, 178-9, 185-6-7-8-9, 190- 

162, 265 

March, 8,9,10,18,39,46, 

242, 266, 280-1-2 

1-2-3, 198-9, 200, 208, 213, 

Leman, 104,168-9 

86, 88, 144, 147-8, 160, 189, 

Merry, 169 

238-9, 241, 270, 290 

Lemont, 169-70-72 

208, 233 

Merwick, ^^49 
Meserve, 8, 16, 25, ^P84, 

Jose, 49, 240 

Lempriere, 49 

Marian, 266 

Josselyn, 187, 200, 229 

Leonard, 31, 246 

Marlowe, 58 

87-8-9, 104, 145-0, 148-9, 

Joyce, 233 

Lewis, 34-7-9, 89, 105, 112, 

Marr, 85, 88, 90, 144, 147, 

150, 209, 213, 238-9, 241, 

Jvidkins, 17 

126, 162, 203, 208, 274 

148-9-50, 185-6, 238-9, 241 

242, 287-8 

Libby, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 38, 

Marriner, 102-3, 105-6-7, 

Messenger, 222 

Rears, 47, 279 


138, 185, 190, 192, 207 

Messer, 50 

Keen, 83, 112, 161 

107, 112, 121, 144-5-6-7-8, 

Marsfield, 167 

Metayard, 207 

Kelley, 56, 87, 106, 129,145- 

149, 150-1, 161, 171, 185, 

Marshall, 46, 49, 146, 167, 

Metcalfe, 195 

6, 148, 167, 169, 192, 283 

189, 191-2, 211, 213, 237, 

172, 242, 290 

Milberry, 290 

Kemble, 53 

238-9, 240-1-2-3, 271-2, 283 

Marson, 92 

Millv, 209 

Kenipton, 236 

Lincoln, 137, 139-40-1-2-3 

Marston, 2, 76, 106, 148 

Miller, 83, 97, 101-2-3-4, 

Kendall, 92, 209 

Lines, 124-5 

Martin, 57, 85-6, 116, 124, 

146, 185-6, 189-9, 192-3, 

Kennaid, 160 

Liniken, 168 

138, 171 


Kennedy, 102 

Linsey, 166, 172 

Maseur, 99 

Millett, 103-4, 106, 188-9 

Kenney, 84, 87 

Lithgo, 165-6 

Mason, 28-9, 98, 209 

Milliken, 83, 103, 119, 

Keyes, 279 

Litten, 202 

Masters, 207 

121-2, 138-9, 145-6-7-8-9, 

Kidder, 208, 290 

Little, 181, 229, 232 

Masterson, 277 

204, 207, 209, 241-2-3, 271 

Kilborn, 147, 241 

Littlefield, 97, 273 

Mataiard, 138 

Mills, 157, 268, 270 

Killaiu, 246 

Lloyd, 34 

Mathews, 10, 11, 129, 150, 

Minot, 78, 208 

Kimball, 34, 38, 54, 97, 

Lobdell, 37, 39 

171, 239, 241, 285-6, 289 

Mirick, 87, 145 

119, 120 

Locke, 19, 91, 208, 213 

Maverick, 57, 279 

Mitton, 53, 204, 274 

Kiu^-, 29, 58, 61, 88, 112, 

Lombard, 242 

Maxlield, 38 

Mitchell, 18, 19, 20, 27-8- 

118-19-20, 125, 129, 138, 

Longtcllow, 218 

Maxwell, 23, 97, 102-3-4-5- 

9-30-1-2, 88-9, 83-5-6-7, 89, 

140, 161, 200, 202, 207-8, 

Longley, 185, 290 

6-7, 186-7-8, 190-1, 285 

98. 104, 107, 146,il56, 162, 

214, 280-1-2, 290 

Longmans, 67 

May, 138, 197, 207 

169, 171-2, 185, 187-8-9, 

Kiii^sljury, 108 

Lord, 12, 15, 57, 89, 111, 

Maybery, 210, 284-5-6-7-8- 

191-2, 239, 265, 274, 278 

Kiniiey, 178 

191, 199, 206, 241, 260, 


Mock, 167-8 


273, 278 

Maynard, 12, 240 

Moffaf, 48 

Kiiismuii, 34 

Loring, 20, 28, 30-1, 34, 

Ma,yo, 191 

Mogheggone, 26 

]virby, 58 

36-7, 265 

]Mc('a4Tery, 186-7 

Mon, 28 

Kill red j^^e, 34 

Loud, 48, 50 

McCarter, 34,88 

Monckton, 114 

Kniuiil, 18,19,33,38-9,40, 

Lovcjoy, 108 

McCarthy, 103 

Monroe, 74, 188 

83-4, 98, 203, 210-11, 26<), 

Lovcll," 31 

McCartv, 84,166 

]\Ionson, 161 

271,2H3-4, 287-8, 290 

Lovcrell, 203 

McCaslin, 108 

Montgomerj', 208 

KiiowJes, 102 

Lovitt, 40, 76, 101, 104, 

McCauslan, 84 

iMoody, 34, 83-4-5-6-7-8-9, 

Knox, 125,208,211 

138, 149-50, 186, 207-8, 

Mc(\)l)b, 170, 172 

92, 107, 136, 144, 147, 149, 


Mc(\)V, 104 

186, 188, 208, 241-2, 275-6 

Ladl.rook, 201 

Low, 19, 97, 169, 172, 206, 

j\Ic(^rcight, 193 

Moore, 26, 29, 55, 63, 66, 

LaUd, 172 


IMcCroglian, 33 

82, 108, 112, 123, 144, 147, 

J.alsivcllo, 76 

l>()wd, 201 

IVlcCulson, 288 

153, 156,162,173,201,203 

Laisdeir.' 103, 1()5 

Lowell, 38, 86, 89, 209, 

McD.inicl, 34, 88, 187,190 

263, 283 

l.ake, 5(;, 62 


M(d)onald, 103, 106, 146-7, 

Morehcad, 234 

Lamb, 38, 102 

Lowther, 34 

150, 168 

Morehouse, 209 



Morgan, 200, 278 

Mor£?rage, 102 

Mori-ill, 112, IGO, 216 

Morris, 8, 88, 108, 146-7, 

150, 189, 240 
Morse, 38, 167, 211, 290 
Morton, 105, 150, 185, 189, 

191, 23G 
Moses, 38, 89, 145, 147, 201, 

211, 238-9, 241 
Mosier, 55 

Motherwell, 170 

Motley, 33, 210 

Moulton, 29, 49, 94, 90, 

111,136, 147,149,213,243 
Mountfort, 34 

Moxey, 32 

Mueki'ord, 285, 289 

Munjoy, 155 

Muni-o, 188 

Munsell, 208 

Munson, 83-4 

Mussey, 16, 35 

Mustard, 167 

Nason, 104-5, 

187, 189, 211 
NeaL 15, 16, 

^■|60, 166 
Norton, 162, 
Noyes, 64, 

209, 213, 246, 




52, 112, 114, 


48, 121 



35, 189 

112, 161, 253 


103, 137, 171 



87, 166 


83, 134 

196, 202, 273 





91, 183, 187, 


6, 119 

Oadley, 166 

Oakes, 30-1, 264-5 

Oakman, 151-2-3-4-5-6-7- 

8, 204, 229-30-1-2-3-4-5 
Ober, 138, 207 

Obrian, 99 

Ode 11, 58-9-60-1-2, 138, 180, 
Oliver, 166, 169, 172 

Orr, 155 

Osgood, • 240 

Page, 2, 3, 35, 63, 101, 130 
Paine, 16, 62 

Palmer, 55, 63, 110, 148, 

192, 200, 202, 290 
Pancost, 59 

Parcher, 84, 87 

Paris, 140-1 

Parish, 290 

Parker, 5, 29, 34, 63, 89, 
92, 102-3, 107, 123, 136, 
172, 186, 188, 192, 209, 
240, 290 







24, 25, 208 


108, 172 

219, 223 

36, 38-9, 46 

166, 168, 171 

Patten, 39, 85, 97, 124,145 
Paul, 57, 98, 161, 279, 283 
Pawsey, <S(S 

Payne, 16, 62 

Payson, 219-20, 225 

Peables, 185, 189-90 

Peabody, 33, 198, 284-5-6, 




168, 170 


53-4, 208, 290 








133, 204 


271-2, 279 


38, 102, 187 


93-4-5-6, 112, 

162, 249, 251-2-3-4, 275, 
Perkins, 61, 84, 97, 108, 
120, 123, 206 

Perry, 8, 9, 


149, 290 


34, 63 















Phillips, 26 


56, 114, 

138, 202, 207, 


-16, 236, 



34, 290 



, 83, 110 


44-5, 129 



Pierce, 20, 38, 46-7, 87, 
133, 161, 208-9, 213-14, 
238, 255, 279 

Pike, 34, 38-9, 46, 63, 66, 
76, 259 


109, .160, 199 











Plaisted, 46, 86, 89, 112, 
144, 270-1, 273, 275, 278 

Plummer, 9, 10, 11, 12, 
85-6-7-8-9-90, 144-5-6, 149, 
150, 188-9, 208, 238-9, 240, 















21, 23, 36, 59 


34, 178, 190, 290 

28, 161, 184 

Porter, 55, 65, 213 

Porterlield, 38, 106 

Pote, , 16, 23, 91 

Potter, 17, 18, 138, 171, 

207-8, 290 
Powers, 35, 215 

Pratt, 20, 22, 30-1-2, 213 
Pray, 108, 283 

Preble, 108, 112, 130, 140, 

166, 169-70, 283 
Prescott, 30, 136, 208 

Preston, 103 

Price, 147 

Pride, 99, 138, 202, 207 
Prie, 208 

Prince, 23, 28, 31, 288 

Proctor, 186, 210, 290 

Prout, 8, 11, 34, 192, 241 
Prowse, 130 

Puddington, 132 

Pumroy, 169, 171 

Purciiase, 274 

Purington, 170-1-2 

Quimby, 39, 239 

Rackleff, 85, 101, 203,145, 

150. 162, 197 • 
Raines, 83, 85, 129, 187, 200 
Ramsdell, 108 

Rand, 86-7-8, 149-50, 155, 

189, 213 
Randall, 18, 104-5-6, 130, 

134, 185-6, 188-9, 191, 193, 

208, 229-30-39, 241, 290 
Ray, 7, 63, 101,103, 191, 209, 

Raymond, 166, 172, 208 
Rea, 5, 208-9, 292 

Read, 171 

Redding, 54 

Redford, 47 

Redman, 9, 10, 147, 149 
Reed, 63, 166 

Reeves, 58, 193 

Remick, 161, 283 

Rice, 20, 22-3, 145, 149, 240, 

252, 279, 290 
Rich, 63, 130, 208, 213 

Richards, 84, 107, 146-7-8, 

188, 190, 193 
Richardson, 15, 138, 160, 

192, 207, 213 
Rlcker, 136 

Rideout, 19, 21, 168, 170, 

172, 189 
Ridge, 62 

Rigby, 114 

Riggs, 35, 38, 39 

Ring, 19, 34, 86, 89, 144-5, 

146, 150, 171, 208, 238 
Ripley, 229 

Rishworth, 53, 136, 154 
Rives, 171 

Roach, 191, 290 

Roak, 166 

Robbins, 35, 167 

Roberts, 19, 85, 89, 101-2-3, 

104, 100, 146-7-8, 162, 163, 

165-6-7-8,190, 192,211,271 
Robinson, 12, 15, 17, 18, 

33, 35, 63, 97, 101-2, 105- 

6-7, 144-5, 150, 158, 169, 

170, 185, 186-7-8-9, 191-2-3 
Rochdale, 58 


Rogers, 47, 112, 136, 
213, 231-2,234,270-1, 

Rolfe, 58. 



Ross, SO, 109, 240, 





Row ell, 136, 

Royal, 29, 188, 




Russell, 30-1, 209, 






Sabine, 35 

Salford, 20, 22, 48 

Salley, 170 

Sallis, 86 

Sampson, 10, 11, 230 

Sanborn, 2, 242 

Sands, 85 

Sanderson, 208 

Sanford, 239 

Sargent, 8, 17, 18, 31, 46, 

52, 83, 107-8, 128-9-30, 144, 

150-1, 158, 199, 205, 207, 

213, 215, 241, 238, 273 

Savage, 53, 57, 131, 166-7, 

169-70, 178, 236 

Savary, 138, 207-8 

Sawyer, 16, 18, 21,37-8, 79, 

81-5, 98, 101-2-3-4-5-6-7, 

145, 160, 179, 185-6-7-8-9, 

190-1-2-3, 199, 211, 238-9, 

242-3, 278 

Sayer, 90, 240 

Say ward, 54, 275 

Saywood, 278 

Scales, 28, 171 

Scammon, 84, 108, 213, 

239, 283 
Scate, 207 

Scoliay, 209 

Scott, 14, 92, 195 

Scotton, 136 

Scottow, 151, 156-7, 269 
Screven, 57 

Scrivine, 57 

Seabury, 22 

Seacomb, 274 

Seal, 38-9 

Seals, 59 

Searcy, 136 

Sears, 138, 207 

Seaver, 204 

Seavey, 84-5, 147-8, 2i2, 

Sedgley, 169 

Seeiy, 55 

Sellea, 84 

Sellars, 108 

Senter, 283 

Severance, 147 

Sewall, 12, 167, 214 

Sewell, 39, 170 

Shackford, 47, 50, 138, 207 
Shaller, 55 



Shannon, 50 

Shapleigh, 95, 112, 131, 

159-60, 1G2, 200, 205 
Sharp, 83 

Shattuck, 34, 209 

Shaw, 31, 34, 38, 46, 136, 

108, 192, 207, 
Sheafe, 275 

Sheppard, 85, 52,^^9^61, 

Sherburn, ~ 47, 57, 209 

Slierman, 20, 230 

Shirley, 33, 93-4-5-6-7 

Shook, 290 

Shorey, 160 

Short, 187, 191 

ShortweH, 1G6 

Shrimpson, 203 

Shurt, 131-2 

Shute, 150 

Silver, 119, 121 

Simes, 49 

Sinionds, 198, 205, 113, 259 

Simonton, 101-2-3-4-5-6-7, 

148, 155-6, 187-8-9-90-91- 

92, 230 

Simpson, 49, 88, 108, 202 

Siveret, 49 

Skelton, 191 

Skillings, 18, 19, 40, 83, 

86-7-8-9-, 104-5, 144-5, 149, 

162, 185, 190-1-2, 238-9-40, 

274, 287 

Skinner, 107, 124, 153, 290 

Slenions, 38-9 

Sloan, 38 

Slowman, 169, 171 

Small, 12, 31, 49, 84-5-6-7- 

8, 101-2-3, 105-6-7, 112, 

132, 144, 160, 186, 188-9- 

90-1-2-3, 205, 211, 239, 240, 


Smart, 123, 162, 166, 283 

Smitclien, n 

Smith, 1, 30, 33-4-5,40, 56, 

63, 69, 75, 83-4, 89, 105, 


150-1, 153, 160, 168, 207-8, 

213, 215-16, 229, 241, 244, 

265, 290 

Smyth, 130, 133, 201 

Snell, 35 

Snipe, 171-2 

Snow, 136, 160, 172, 208, 

229, 243 
Solon, 172 

Somerbv, VX) 

Sopcr, i34-5, 138, 207, 244 
Soule, 213-14,24-5, 28, 31, 

Soutligatc, 147, 157, 236 
Spark, 123 

Sj)a]Tow, 37, 267-8 

Spear, 28, 28(5, 291 

SiK!irs, 31 

Speneer, 56, 200-] 

Spiller, 203 

Spinney, 112, 161, 170,283 
Sp()l<es(iel(|, 2,x:; 

S|)r:igu<-, 22it, 232 

Sprall, i(;s 

S|>ring('r, 168-9, 171, 286 
SpuiT, 290 

Sl.-vc\-, ICO 

Hlan.lisli, 230 

Stanford, 104-5-6-7, 185-6- 

7, 189-90-1-2, 206 
Stanfort, 116-17 

Stanley, 108, 161 

Stanton, 208 

Stan wood, 211 

Staples, 19, 89, 112, 147-8, 

161, 185, 191, 283 
Starbird, 38, 85, 102, 191, 

284, 287 
Stark, 70 

Stariot, 161 

Statten, 193 

Stearns, 168 

Stephens, 284 

Stephenson, 35 

Sterling, 284-5-6-7-8-9 

Stetson, 30, 244 

Stevens, 18, 35, 37-8, 84-5, 

149, 161, 172, 208, 210, 

284, 287, 289 
Stewart, 83, 146, 208 

Stickney, 290 

Stiles, 59 

Stillman, 92 

Stilson, 56 

Stinson, 109, 168, 170-1 
Stockman, 22 

Stoddard, 222, 231, 233 
Stone, 16, 36, 65, 83-4-5-0, 

90, 104, 106-7, 145, 147, 

149, 187 
Storer, 12, 38, 94, 96 

Storley, 125 

Storne, 281 

Stout, 210 

Stover, 25, 32 

Stowell, 31, 34 

Straw, 40 

Streeter, 138, 207 

Strout, 101-2-3-4-5-6-7, 185, 

186-7-8-9, 190-1-2-3, 208, 

Stuart, 05, 1G8, 171, 290 
Stubbs, 290 

Sturdivant, 21, 28, 98 
Styles, 59 

Swain, 59, 60, 213 

Swan, 59, 60, 213 

S wanton, 5 

Sweat, 145, 147 

Sweet, 49 

Sweeting, 66 

Swcetsir, 28, 190, 240 

Suger, 61 

Sullivan, 99 

Summerby, 109 

Surline, 186 

Sutton, 108 

Sylvester, 170, 172 

Symonds, 198,205, 213,259 

Tar box, 




1(!8, 170-1-2 
3S-9, 148, 240 

Taylor. 33, (;(i,176, 228, 

210, 290 
Tinuph!, 71 

Ten Broeck, 214 

Tenney, 89, 138, 207, 214 
Thatcher, 281 

Thayer, 63, 216, 164 

Thissell, 138, 207, 294 
Thomas, 32, 103-4, 172, 189, 

191-2, 209, 213, 229-30 
Thomes, 11, 39, 90,149-50, 

239, 267 
Thompson, 21, 32, 42, 78, 

83-4, 88, 132, 147, 188, 210, 

241, 243, 279 
Thorndike, 103, 186, 188, 

190-1-2, 206 
Thorn, 146, 171, 206 

Thrasher, 20, 105-6 

Thurston, 70, 290 

Tibbetts, 171, 286 

Tilden, 207, 239-30, 234 
Tilley, 65 

Tilton, 138, 203, 207 

Tinney, 208. 274 

Titcoinb, 21, 24, 30-1, 37, 

39, 91, 209 
Tobey, 161, 191 

Tocarr, 269 

Tolnian, 109, 138, 207 

Tompson, 9, 10, 11, 170, 

Tongue, 10, 149 

Toothaker, 241 

Torrey, 30 

Towle, 241 

Towne, 123, 259 

Townsend, 21, 208 

Tozier, 166, 273 

Tracy, 33, 35, 208 

Traft(m, 108, 168, 203 

Treadwell, 97, 208 

Trickey ,38,146,148, 186,191 
Tripe, 161 

Tripp, 136, 145, 240, 251, 

284, 286 
Troop, 290 

Trott, 289 

True, 21, 23-4, 28, 30, 32, 

Truefant, 167-8 

Trueworgy, 130-1 

Trundy, 103, 105, 191 

Trustrum, 154 

Tuck, 28, 246 

Tucker, 132, 162, 201, 269, 








Turner, 66, 




189, 207, 21 









Tyler, 9, 84, 




"149, 204, 239 


, 270 

















Van IbihMi, 


























75, 245, 



Wainright, 130 

Waite, 24, 33-4, 109 

Wakefield, 27 

Wakeman, 217 

Waldo, 27, 114, 182-3, 208 
AVales, 170 

Walker, 38, 84, 167, 180, 

201, 205, 269, 275, 285-6-7, 

Wallace, 59, 101, 167, 172, 

187-8, 274 
Walley, 269 

V/alton, 201, 208, 225 

Wannerton, 159 

AVard, 187, 193, 198 

Warden, 207 

Ware, 208 

Warmagem, 83, 86 

Warner, flb^^ 

Warren, 75, 87-8-9,W-6, 

148, 186, 229, 232, 242 
AVarton, 63 

Washburn, 18 

Washington, 7, 63, 73 
Wass, 189 

Waterhouse, 38-9, 46, 83, 

87, 89, 102, 106, 148-9, 150, 

189, 192, 238, 242 
Watkins, 290 

Watson, 9, 10, 11, 63, 86, 


213,221,238-9, 240, 242- 

3, 284, 287-8 
Watts, 35, 164 

AVaymouth, 111, 144, 160 
AVeare, 18, 55, 133, 290 
AVebb, 3, 36, 38-9, 104-5-6, 

188, 190-1, 284-5-6-7-8-9 
AVebber, 48, 101, 106, 108, 

1.54, 186, 188, 290 
AVebster, 101, 104, 107, 

178-9, 185-6-7-8-9, 191-2 
AVeed, 160 

AVeeks, 102,104,112,161, 

161-2, 240 
AA'elch, 28, 58, 98, 103-4-5, 

108, 169, 189, 211, 283 
AVeld, 208 

AVells, 109, 157 

AVeman, 32, 105, 107 

AVenborn, 207 

AYent worth, 49, 106, 186, 

190-1, 254, 271, 279 
AVersev, 290 

AVescott, 35, 101, 144, 146, 

147, 150, 188-9, 190-1,193, 

AVi^sson, 208 

AVest, 22, 24, 31 

AVestbrook, 155 

AVeston, 102, 107, 186, 215, 




Veymoiith, G3, 168 


56, 198 

Winship, 282, 28G-7 

Woodward, 136, 208, 

Vhalan, 167-3 



Winslow, 28-9, 38-9 

244-5, 247 

Vheeler, 104, 106, 135, 

Wilhird, 89, 


Winter, 86, 186 

Wood worth, 208, 290 

189, 192, 199, 209 


Winthrop,71,79, 196,207 

Worcester, 5, 168 

Wheelwright, 1, 53, 112, 



Wise, 38, 167 

Worl, 171 

123, 256, 273 


180, 234 

Wiseman, 138, 207 

Worster, 108, 161 

Vherren, 87, 149, 283 


26, 40, 54, 92, 

Withall, 59 

AWorthv, 99 

Whetstone, 61 

109, 130 

Witherel, 246 

Woutoii, 201 

Whipple, 195 


63, 214 

Withers, 108, 200, 278-9 

Wriglit, 35, 66, 83, 1C8-9, 

Vhitcomb, 30 

Willis, 54, 

106, 136, 188, 

Woddy, 128 

172, 195, 290 

White, 66, 101-2, 106-7, 

217-18-19, 220-1-2-3-4-5-6-7 

Wodeil, 59, 62 

Wye, 61 

138, 158, 165, 168, 170, 



Wollerton, 179 

Wyer, 34 

207-8, 234, 257, 271 

Wilson, 34 

, 62, 112, 148, 

Wood, 33, 78, 109, 129, 167, 

Wyman, 29, 169 

Whitford, 167-8 

161-2, 168, 202, 208, 211, 

208, 243, 290 

Whitney, 101-2, 107, 162, 

213, 245, 251 

, 253, 256,283 

Woodbridge, 250, 273 

Yeaton, 101-2, 104, 185,192 

168, 242 



Woodbury, 101-2-3-4, 106, 

Yendcl, 234 

Whitten, 58, 87, 89, 168 


250-1, 275 


York, 17, 18, 19,20-1-2-3-4-5 

Whittum, 171 




30-1, 91-2, 103, 145, 185-6, 

Widgery, 229 • 


132, 290 

Woodhill, 60 

183-9, 193, 211 

Wiggin, 207-8, 238 



Woodman, 129, 213, 239, 

Young, 18, 55, 58, 104, 108, 

Wiglit, 284-5-6, 288-9 




138, 170,207,211,275,277 

Wilbur, 144-5-6, 149 



Woods, 32 

Wilcox, 138, 207 


48, 161 

AWoodside, 23, 169 

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'S--^'f?SI^"^^ most prom; 
his country \v , 
:j^.^^s..^.T.,.sfeM'^j ^ative to the G^- 
of Maine. He was a • 
history of our coiintn 
more than fill tho 

Through the poi; 
was permitted to exo 
of the Dearborn fan 
than forty years ag 

exander Scammeh 
To this and num.ero 
presented in this comnn- 

Godfrey^ Dearborn canu: 
"England, and with th'^^ -^ 

em.ber of the Dearborn family 
'l^nry, who was the fifth repre^ 
:rt from. Pittston, in the p- ^^ 
■nent in the civil and 
:count of his sen^ . . 
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?rcas _ P. Gay 

Ouniv 01 Devon, 


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Vol. III. ' 1886. No. i. 




HE most prominent member of the Dearborn family in 
this country was Gen. Henry, who was the fifth represen- 
tative to the General Court from Pittston, in the District 
of Maine. He was a man so eminent in the civil and military 
history of our country that a full account of his services would 
more than fill the entire columns of the Recorder. 

Through the politeness of Miss Dorcas P. Gay of Gardiner, I 
was permitted to examine a manuscript containing the early history 
of the Dearborn family in New Hampshire.^ It was written more 
than forty years ago by the general's son, the late Hon. Henry 
Alexander Scammell Dearborn, who passed his boyhood in Pittston. 
To this and numerous other sources I am indebted for the facts 
presented in this communication. 

Godfrey^ Dearborn came from Exeter, in the County of Devon, 
England, and with the Rev. John Wheelwright and others estab- 

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lished themselves at Squamscot Falls, now Exeter, N. H,, in 1639, 
where they founded a colony. Soon after Dearborn and others 
removed to Winnicumet, which they called Hampton. His son, 
Henry,^ born in England, inherited the homestead, and at his death 
left it to his son Deacon John,^ whose son Simon* was the father of 
the subject of this sketch. Simon* was born 31 July, 1706, in the 
garrison house at Hampton, where his mother had been lodged on 
account of Indian troubles. He married, 5 Dec, 1727, Sarah Mars- 
ton, daughter of Simon, son of Ephraim, son of Thomas of Hampton, 
who was one of the early settlers of that town. The children of 
Simon* and Sarah (Marston) Dearborn were : 

1. Hannah,5 who married Benjamin Wadleigh, and lived in Kensington, N. H. 

2. Abigail, 5 born 28 March, 1731 ; married Benjamin Lamprey. 

3. John,5 born 7 Oct., 1732, died soon. 

4. Simon, 5 born 31 March, 1734; died 2 March, 1824; married, ist, Anna 

Sanborn of North Hampton, N. H. 2d, Dolly Currier. He removed to 
Monmouth, Maine, and settled on land the General had purchased. The 
only male issue of SimonS was Simon,^ born 27 Nov., 1760; married, 
ist, Molly Blake of Epping, N. H., in 1782. She died in 1804. He mar- 
ried, 2d, Mehitable Marston. He was often in the legislature from the 
town of Monmouth. Among his children was Lieut. Colonel Greenleaf 7 
Dearborn, U. S. A., who was born of the ist marriage. 

5. Sarah,5 born 25 Nov., 1735 ; married Robert Page of North Hampton, N. H., 

son of David of that town, son of Christopher of Hampton, son of Thomas, 
son of Robert. They were the grandparents of the late Henry Dearborn, 
Esq., of East Pittston. She died 12 Jan., 182 1. 

6. John, 5 born 3 Oct., 1738; married Bethiah Fogg. He lived on the old 

homestead, and was styled Capt. John. He died 18 Jan., 1830. 

7. Eliphalet,5 born in 1740; married Mary, daughter of Joshia Chase, of Epping, 

N. H., where their descendants reside. 

8. Ruth, 5 born 29 Aug., 1741. She married Phineas Blake, of Epping, N. H. 

They moved and settled on land furnished them by the General in Mon- 
mouth, Me. Their descendants are in that section. 

Mame Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 3 

9. Deborah, 5 born 5 Feb., 1743. She married Jonathan Cilley, and they lived 
in Nottingham, N. H. They were of the family of which the Hon. Jona- 
than Cilley of Thomaston, was a descendant. 

10. Benjamin, 5 born 13 Feb., 1745. He married Anna Freeze, and settled in 

Monmouth, Maine. 

11. Levi,5 born 23 Feb., 1747, died 25 Feb., 1836. He married Susanna Page, 

who was born 27 August, 1749, died 28 November, 1841. She was the 
daughter of David Page of Epping,- N. H. They were the parents of 
Dudley,^ born 5 Oct., 1770; David,^ born 6 March, 1773; John,^ born 6 
July, 1780; Frederick^ W., born 17 Oct., 1787, settled in Augusta, Maine. 

12. Henry,5 born 23 Feb., 1751; died 6th June, 1829. He married, ist, when in 

his twenty-first year, Mary Bartlett, of Nottingham, N. H., 22 Sept., 1771. 
She was from a good New England family. Her parents were Israel and 
Love (Hall) Bartlett. Her father was fourth in descent from Richard 
Bartlett who came over to Newbury, Mass., in 1655. Mrs. Dearborn was 
born 19 August, 175 1 ; died 22 Oct., 1778. They had two children : 
Sophia,^ born 27 Feb., 1773, and Pamela Augusta,^ born 20 April, 1775. 
Sophia,^ the eldest, married Dudley Bradstreet Hobart in Exeter, N. H. 
They removed to that part of Pittston, now Gardiner, where he was 
established in business as a merchant. On the incorporation of Gard- 
iner in 1803, he was chosen its first moderator, also a member of the first 
board of selectmen, and was sent that year to the Massachusetts General 
Court as the first representative from the town. Prior to their removal 
from Exeter, Mrs. Hobart made the journey between the towns of Exeter 
and Pittston sixteen times on horseback. In 1804 Mr. Hobart was ap- 
pointed by President Jefferson collector of the port of Bath. He succeed- 
ed William Webb, who was appointed by President Washington in 1789. 
Mr. Hobart died in 1806. His widow died in Pittston, Me., of cold fever, 
19 May, 18 14. Their children were : 

1, Henry 7 4, Mary A. hJ 7, Samuel A.7 

2, William.7 5, Sophia.7 8, Thomas Jefferson. 7 

3, George R.7 6, Christopher7 C. 

William^ was a lieutenant of artillery and was killed in 18 13 at 
the battle of Fort George. Thomas Jefferson^ was colonel of an 
Illinois regiment in the war of the rebellion, and had a fine war 

4 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

record. He died a few years since at Rockford, Illinois. The 
other sons died young. Mary^ A. A. married Major Thomas Mel- 
ville at Boston, Mass., 17 Nov., 181 5. She was his 2d wife. He 
was a brother to the 2d wife of Hon. Amos Nourse ; they were the 
children of Thomas Melville, who was one of the tea party in Bos- 
ton, and first collector of the port. Major Melville died many years 
ago. His widow who was much younger than her husband, died 
recently at Galena, Illinois, aged 89 years. Sophia^ married Mr. 
Eben Blake, 16 Jan., 181 5, in Pittston. He was living at the time 
on the General's farm in that town. Soon after he bought a farm 
in Winthrop, Me., moved there and had four daughters. Mr. Blake 
died before his wife. Their daughters married, and are all dead 
save one who lives in the vicinity of Chicago. 

Gen. Dearborn's 2d daughter was Pamela Augusta.^ It is said 
that the City of Augusta was named by Hon. Daniel Cony in honor 
of her. She was the ist wife of Hon. Allen Gilman ; he was born 
16 July, 1773; died 7 April, 1846. He was the first mayor of 
Bangor. She died 23 Oct., 1799, and left an infant less than a 
month old named Pamelia Augusta Sophia,'^ born 29 Sept., 1799; 
married 2 April, 1822, Lieut. Colonel Greenleaf Dearborn,'^ U. S. A. 
He was a son of Simon,*^ son of Simon,^ an older brother of the 
General. Lieut. Colonel Dearborn died in Brattleboro, Vt., 9 Sept., 
1846. His wife died in Portland, Maine, 6 April, 1880, aged eighty 
years. They had two children that lived to maturity, viz.: i, Emily 
Louisa Gerry ,^ married 14 Aug., 1849, General Romeyn B. Ayres, 
U. S. A. They had five children. She died 23 Oct., 1878. 2, An- 
nette Maria,^ married i Sept., 1858, Maj. Charles H. Boyd, of the 
United States Coast Survey. They reside in Portland, Me., and 
have four children: i, Annie F. H.,^ 2, Augusta Dearborn, 3, Julia 
Wingate,^ 4th, Emily Dearborn.^ 

Maine Historical and Genealop^ical Recorder. 5 

General Henry Dearborn ^ married, 2d, 28 March, 1780, Dorcas 
Osgood, widow of Col. Isaac Marble of Andover, Mass. She was 
born there 24 March (old style), 1752, and died 17 October, 18 10. 
She had two children by her first husband, viz.: i, Mary, born 26 
Feb., i77i,and 2, Dorcas, born 2 June, 1773. Mary married Rufus 
Gay 12 Jan., 1800. He was born in Dedham, Mass., 19 July, 1770, 
came to -Pittston in 1786. He died "5 Nov., 1852. She died 30 
Sept., 1839. Their daughter, Dorcas P., lives at the homestead in 
Gardiner, Me. 

Another daughter of Rufus and Mary (Marble) Gay was Olive, 
born 30 Dec, 1804; married Rev. Henry Aiken Worcester in 
Gardiner, 26 August, 1838. He was born 25 Sept., 1802; died 
24 May, 1 84 1. She died 29 April, 1881. Children: i, Henry 
Parker, born 15 Oct., 1839; married at Portland, Me., i Nov., 1871, 
Caroline Jus;tina, daughter of the late Albus Rea, m.d. He moved 
to Norfolk, Virginia, where he died 9 Oct., 1882. Children: Mar- 
garet Justina, born 24 April, 1874; Marion Rea, born 25 Oct., 1875; 
Philip Henry, born 23 June, 1879; Samuel Thurston, born 15 Nov., 
1 88 1. His widow and children reside in Portland, Maine. 2, Mary 
Olive, born 17 Oct., 1841 ; married at Gardiner, Me., i Oct., 1868, 
Walter Scott Swanton of Bath, Me. He was born in Bath 16 
April, 1839. He moved to St. Joseph, Mo., where he died 27 Oct., 
1872. Children: Walter Irving, born at St. Joseph, 6 Sept., 1864; 
Henry A., at St. Joseph, 28 Dec, 1870; John R., born at Gardiner, 
18 Feb., 1873. Rufus Marble, son of Rufus and Mary (Marble) 
Gay, was born in Gardiner 21 Oct., 1806, died in that town 11 May, 
1855 ; he never married. 

Dorcas 2d daughter of Col. Marble, married at Pittston, 27 March, 
1797, Doctor James Parker, born in Boston, Jan., 1763; died 9 Nov., 
1837. She died 26 Feb., 1863; they had no children. Doctor 

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Parker was prominent in his profession and a leading politician ; 
was in the Massachusetts General Court, and two terms in Congress 
from the Kennebec district. 

General Dearborn ever treated these daughters of Colonel Isaac 
Marble as his own children, and I have given their descendants a 
place in his genealogy, although they were not of his blood they 
never knew any other father. 

By the 2d marriage the General had three children: i, Julia 
Cascaline.^ Her middle name was given her by an Indian chief to 
whom the General had shown kindness in honor of his squaw. She 
was born 10 Oct., 1781; married 17 Nov., 1799, General Joshua 
Wingate, jr. He died 6 Nov., 1843. She died 11 Feb., 1867. He 
was of a family distinguished in New Hampshire history. John 
Wingate settled in Dover, N. H., about 1658, was received an in- 
habitant 4 April, 1660; married ist, Mary, daughter of Elder Hatevil 
Nutter; 2d, Sarah, widow of Thomas Canney. He died in 1687. 
His second child was a son named John,^ who had a son. Colonel 
Joshua,^ who was born in Hampton, Feb., 1679, where he settled 
and was a wealthy and prominent citizen, distinguished in the civil 
and military history of that day. He commanded a company at the 
siege of Louisburg. He married 9 Nov., 1702, Mary Lunt, daughter 
of Henry, son of Henry Lunt, the first of the name in Newbury. 
He died in Hampton, N. H., 9 Feb., 1769, aged ninety years. He 
had a son. Rev. Paine ^ Wingate, born 19 Sept., 1703, graduated at 
Harvard, 1723, studied divinity and was ordained in Amesbury, 
Mass., 15 June, 1726. He died 19 Feb., 1786. His son, Rev. and 
Hon. Paine,'' born 14 May, 1739, in Amesbury, Mass., ordained at 
Hampton Falls, N. H., 14 Dec, 1763; was representative to the 
legislature of New Hampshire; member of the Continental Con- 
gress; one of the first United States senators from New Hampshire, 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 7 

1789-93; member of Congress, 1793-95; judge of the supreme 
court from 1 798-1809. He died 7 March, 1838, nearly ninety-nine 
years of age. His son, Joshua,^ married a daughter of James Carr, 
who in his day was a prominent citizen of Hallowell, Me., where he 
moved from Haverhill, Mass. His son, Joshua,'^ born in Haverhill, 
Mass., moved with his father to Hallowell, was with him in business, 
and succeeded him as postmaster of -the town. He held the posi- 
tion of collector of Bath several years, was a member of the state 
legislature, and was a delegate from Bath to the convention that 
framed the constitution of our state. He was a gentleman of cul- 
ture, and a worthy descendant of this distinguished ancestry. By 
this marriage they had two children, Julia^ O. W. and George' R. D. 
Wingate. The latter, a young man of promise, died young, unmar- 
ried. The daughter married in 1820 Charles Q. Clapp of Portland, 
Maine. He was a public spirited business man. He died 2 March, 
1868. She died 13 Feb., 1877. They had two daughters, i, Julia^ 
E. D., who has now in her possession the gold medal presented to 
Genl. Henry Dearborn by Genl. Washington when peace was de- 
clared in 1783. She married in 1843 John B. Carroll, Esq., of Vir- 
ginia, who settled in Portland, Me. He was a merchant highly 
respected.. He died in Virginia 15 Oct., 1868, lamented by all 
who knew him. They had: Octavia C; Charlotte A. C, died May, 
1865; George Wingate, died April, 1865; John Hicks. 

2, Georgianna^ Wingate Clapp married Winthrop G. Ray, 1845 . 
They reside in New York. They had one child, Mary G. Ray. 

[To be continued.] 

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Sept. 15, 1802. David Beverley, offered in baptism by William Hasty and his wife. 

19, Enoch Libby, son of Israel and Elizabeth Perry. 

Oct. 31, Lucinda, daughter of Stephen and Agnes Libby. 

Jan. 20, 1803. Esther, daughter of John and Hannah Meserve. 

Hannah Freeman and Samuel Elder, child" of John and Betsy Morris. 
Feb. 30, Ebenezer Libby, son of Christopher and Lydia Dyer. 

Mar. 3, Edward, son of Robert and Margaret Hasty. 

14, Hannah Rackleff, daughter of Benj. and Phebe Libby. 

31, Sally, daughter of Nathan and Abigail Libby. 

Aug. 21, Susanna, daughter of John Jones, jr., and wife Lydia. 

28, Phineas, son of Cyrus and Lois Libby. 

Sept.30, George Lee, son of John and Abigail Prout. 

Oct. 2, Albert, son of Jonathan and Abigail Libby. 

30, Abigail, daughter of James and Sarah March. 

Nov. I. Milton, son of Edmond and Phebe Hagins. 

2, Mark Libby, son of Will™ and Margery Ingals. 

Feb. 19, 1804. William, son of Daniel and Hannah Fogg. 

Cha^ Hugh Patison, son of Hugh and Rhoda M^Lellan. 
23, Hugh M^Lellan, son of John and Betsey Morris. 

Bradbury, son of Joshua and Ruth Libby. 
Mar. 6, Isaiah, son of Isaiah and Agnus Beels. 

Eunice, daughter of Seth and Lydia Libby. 
June 7, William, son of John Skillin Libby, and Rhoda his wife. 

Sept. 2, Mary, daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Libby. 

Susanna, daughter of John and Lydia Jones. 
Nov. 2, Lydia, daughter of Christopher and Lydia Dyer. 

4, Cyrus, son of Cyrus and Lois Libby. 

Dec. 9, Narcissa, daughter of John and Mary Hunniwell. 

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Dec. 14, Sarah, Anna, Benj% Phebe, John, Daniel, child" of Abraham Tyler, 

jr., and wife Elizabeth. 

1805. Jane, daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth Redmon. 
Erving, son of Mathias and Esther Libby. 
Ebenezer, son of Samuel and Lydia Libby. 
Silas, son of Jacob and Sally Fogg. 
John, son of Ephraim and Mary Fogg. 
Frederick, son of Rufus and Margaret Fogg. 
Hannah, daughter of James and Sarah March. 
Silas a poor apprentice long bound to me, y® Pastor, by the overseers 

of the poor of Cape Elizabeth. 
Jane, daughter of John and Mary Watson. 
Charlotte, wife of Rufus Libby. 
Mary, Hannah, Charlotte, and Lydia, child" of Rufus and Charlotte 

William, son of John and Lydia Hasty. 
Miriam and Ai, child" of Ai and Elizabeth Plummer. 
Dorathy Lancaster, daughter of Samuel and Mary Tompson. 

1806. Elizabeth, daughter of Benj^ and Jane Fogg. 
Alvin, son of William and Dorothy Fogg. 
Sarah, daughter of John and Mary Hunniwell. 
Mary, daughter of Benj^ and Susanna Larrabee, 
Edward, son of Isaiah and Agnus Beels. 
Dorothy, daughter of Mathias and Esther Libby. • 
Zenas, son of Amos and Phebe Libby. 
Mehitable, daughter of John Skillin and Rhoda Libby. 
Appolos, son of Israel and Elizabeth Perry, 
Jane, daughter of Nathaniel and Mary Blake. 
Fidele, daughter of Rufus and Margaret Fogg. 

1807. Margaret Agnus, daughter of Stephen and Agnus Libby. 
Sarah Parsons, daughter of Sewall and Judith Lancaster. 
Elizabeth, daughter of Rufus and Charlotte Libby. 
Betsey, Philip, Moses, Charles, Abraham, 
and Daniel, child" of Moses and Mary McKenney, 
Sally Jose, daughter of James and Sally March. 
Malta, daughter of Benj^ and Phebe Libby. 













































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John Skillen, son of John Skillen and Rhoda Libby. 
1808. Elizabeth, daughter of Ephraim and Mary Fogg. 

John, son of Benj^ Larrabee, jun., and wife Susanna. 

Mary, daughter of Joseph and Hannah Hasty. 

John, son of John and Mary Hunniwell. 

Mathias, son of Joshua Libby, jun. and wife Ruth. 

Betsey, daughter of Isaiah and Agnus Beels. 

Freedom, son of Rufus and Margaret Fogg. 

Jacob, son of Jacob and Sarah Fogg. 

Nicholas, son of Nathaniel and Mary Blake. 

Drusilla, daughter of Cyrus and Lois Libby. 

St. Croie, son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Redmond. 

William, son of Joseph and Anna Watson. 

Cha® Frederick, son of Nathan^ and Nancy March. 

Abigail, daughter of Cha*^ and Elizabeth Libby. 

Mary Mariah, daughter of James and Sally March. 

Ernestine, daughter of Stephen Libby jun. and wife Agnes. 

Oaks, son of Israel and Elizabeth Perry. 

Joseph Ring, Freeman Thomas, Mary Ann, child" of Samuel and 
Phebe Mathews. 
Dec. 4, Robert, son of Robert and Polly Tongue. 

Alven and James Madison, child" of Ai and Elizabeth Plummer. 
Mar. 4, 18 10. Samuel, son of Samuel and Mary Tompson. 

Mary, Ruth, Nancy Jones, Asenath, child" of Oaks and Nabby 

Benj% son of Benj''^ Larrabee, jun. and wife Susannah. 

Ruth, daughter of Joshua and Ruth Libby. 
II. Edward Stetson, son of Isaac and Elizabeth Perry. 

Francis, daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth Redmon. 
May 5, John P. Little, son of Sewall and Judith Lancaster. 

Andrew Swift, son of Nath^ and Nancy March. 
Aug. II, Nathan^ son of Nath^ and Mary Blake. 

Oct. 13, Lydia, daughter of John and Lydia Jones. 

Nov. 6, Osgood, son of Rufus and Charlotte Libby. 

Jan. 1, 18 1 2. Christopher and Albert, child" of Christopher and Lydia Dyer. 
12, Foxwell Cutts, son of Cyrus and Lois Libby. 




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Mar. 26, Sarah Cheevers, daughter of Ai and Elizabeth Plummer. 

June 3, Seth Libby, son of John and Lydia Hasty. 

24, Nabby, daughter of Nath^ and Anna Dyer. 

Aug. 12, Dominicus Jordan, John Watson, and Frederick, sons of John and 

Abigail Prout. 

13, Hannah Lancaster, daughter of Samuel and Mary Tompson. 

Apr. 18, 1813. Thomas, son of Oaks and Nabby Samson. 
May 16, Joseph, son of Moses and Jane Thomes. 

June 27, George, son of Joshua and Ruth Libby. 

Aug. I, John, son of Nathan^ and Mary Blake. 

Sept. 5, Moses, son of Ephraim and Jane Fogg. 

Mary Jordan, Phebe, Hannah, Benjamin Small, child^ of William 
and Dorothy Fogg. 
Mar.2o, 1814. Dorville, son of Cyrus and Lois Libby. 
May 30, Dorcas, daughter of Thomas and Dorcas Libby. 

May 30, 1815. Cornelius, son of Rufus and Charlotte Libby. 
J^ly 5? James, son of Benj. and Sarah Smitchen. 

Sept. 10, Samuel, son of Samuel and Phebe Mathews. 

Feb. II, 1816. Edward, son of Nath^ and Mary Blake. 
Mar.31, John, son of Joseph and Anne Watson. 

May 24, 1818. Mary, daughter of Nath^ and Mary Blake. 
Aug. 2, Catherine Fogg, daughter of Samuel and Hannah Tompson. 

16, Jordan, son of Benj^ Larrabee, jun. and wife Susanna. 

20, Nath\ Mary, Nancy Mackey, child'^ of Robert Hasty, jun. and wife 


23, Charlotte Libby. 

May 2, 18 19. Sally Maynard, daughter of Stephen and Agnus Libby. 
June 6, Rich^ Libby Palmer, servant boy to Joseph and Charlotte Libby. 

July 4, Aaron Libby, son of John and Lydia Hasty. 

Jane, daughter of Andrew and Margaret Libby. 
Daniel Meserve, son of Robert and Esther Hasty. 
Feb. 17, 1820. Alvin, son of Robert and Martha Hasty. 
July 29, 182 1. Seth Libby, son of Joseph and Anna Watson. 
Jan. 10, 1822. Syrena C, Sewall W., Cornelius M., Alven B., child" of Sewall and 

Sarah Libby. 
Feb. 4, Albion, son of Benjamin Larrabee, jr. and wife Susanna. 



















12 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Francis, son of Stephen and Agnus Libby. 

Francis, son of James and Catherine Small. 

Sarah, daughter of Robert and Martha Hasty. 

Ebenezer Libby, son of Nath^ and Mary Blake. 

Dorothy, daughter of Andrew and Margaret Libby. 

Aaron Libby, son of John and Lydia Hasty. 

Sarah Libby. 

Lucinda, daughter of John and Miriam Libby. 

Sarah Ann, daughter of James and Catherine Small. 
Sept. 11,1825. Miria C. D., daughter of William and Lydia Maynard. 
Aug. 21,1836. Edward A., son of Storer and Dolly Libby. 
Nov. 13, Reuben C, son of Joshua and Mary Libby. 

James F., son of James and Catherine Small. 
May 14, 1837. James, son of John and Sarah Robinson. 
July 22, 1838. Sarah Jane, daughter of John and Sarah Robinson. 
Nov. 1 8, Clara A., daughter of Charles and Ernestine Lord. 

Jan. 6, 1839. Anna Clark, daughter of William and Elizabeth Hasty. 
May 5, Melville, son of John and Hannah Hunnewell. 

Aurelius Scott, son of William and Jane Jones. 
Aug. 25, Harriet, daughter of John and Sarah Robinson. 

Sept.22, Sarah M., daughter of Frederic and Hannah Storer. 

Oct. 6, Sarah Tompson, daughter of Storer and Dolly Libby. 

Feb. 2, 1840. David and Mary Ann Plummer, on profession of faith. 
May 3, Seth and David, child'^ of David and Mary Ann Plummer. 

Lucy Libby, on profession of faith. 
Jan. 3, 1841. Sarah Robinson, on profession of faith. 

Anna, daughter of Rev. Dan^ and Angelina Sewall. 
June 13, John W., son of James and Catherine Small. 

Charles, son of John and Sarah Robinson. 
Oct. 10, Eliza T. S., daughter of William and Elizabeth Hasty. 

II, Julia Pearce, daughter of Rev. Dan^ and Angelina Sewall. 

Nov. 7, Esther L., daughter of Storer and Dolly Libby. 

June 6, 1842, Abraham Plummer, jr., on profession of faith. 
Sept.ii, Lydia, daughter of John and Jane Libby. 

N0V.27, Henry Storer, son of William and Jane Jones. 

End of Iniptisms in the First Church. Record of Marriages will begin in next number. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 13 



HE Northerne Plantations, and Easterne, as Puscataway 
would not bee neglected, they are desirable places, and 
lye in the heart of fishing.' Ptiscataway is a river navi- 
gable for a ship of a hundred tunne some six leagues up : with 
Boats and Pinaces you may goe a great way further: it is the onely 
Key of the Countrey for safety ; with twelve peeces of Ordnance 
will keepe out all the enemies in the world : the mouth of the River 
is narrow, lyes full upon the Southeast Sea; so as there is no 
ankoring without except you hazard ship and men : it is accommo- 
dated with a good soyle, abundance of good timber, meadowes are 
not wanting to the place; pitty it is it hath beene so long neglected. 
Augumeaticus is a place of good accommodation, it lyes ^^^ milss 
from Puscataway river, where Sir Ferdinando Gorge hath a house : 
it is a place worthy to bee inhabited, a soyle that beares good corne, 
all sorts of graine, flax, hemp, the Countrey generally will afford, 
these was growne in Puscataway the last yeare, and in the Bay as 
good English graine as can grow in any part of the world. Casco 
hath a famous Bay accommodated with a hundred Hands, and is fit 
for Plantation, and hath a River belonging to it, which doth afford 
fish in abundance, fowle also in great measure : so full of Fowle it 
is, that strangers may be supplied with varietie of fowle in an hour 
or two after their arrivall, which knew not how to be relieved be- 
fore ; because the place in generall is so famous, and well knowne 
to all the world, and chiefly to our English Nation (the most noblest 
of this Common-wealth) I therefore forbeare many particulars which 

^ John Underhill, Nevves From America, &c., (London, 1638, 4 to), p. 20, et seq. 

14 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

might yet be expressed : and in regard of many aspersions that hath 
beene cast upon all the Countrey, that it is a hard and difficult 
place for to subsist in ; and that the soyle is barren, and beares little 
that is good, and that it can hardly receive more people than those 
that are there, I will presume to make a second digression from the 
former matter, to the end that I might incourage such as desire to 
plant there. 



INCOLN, SS. TO Hennery Jewell of the Plantation 
Smithfield in said County Greeting. 

Agreeable to a precept to me Directed from Thomas 
Davis Esquire treasurer and receiver general of the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts issued by him in conformety to a law of said 
Commonwealth passed the sixteenth day of February 1775. 

These are to will and require you forthwith to notify and warn 
the inhabitants freeholders of said Plantation to meet at the Dwell- 
ing House of Mr Hennery Jewell on Tuesday the twenty fourth 
day of September next at one o'Clock in the afternoon then and 
there to Choose a Moderator and Clerk, three or more assessors 
and a Collector of taxes. Such Clerk, assessors, and Collector are 
severally to be sworn by the Moderator of the meeting to the faith- 
ful Discharge of their respective trusts as the law directs hereof fail 
not and make returns of this warrant unto myself with your doing 
therein and also the doings of the Meeting of the Plantation afore- 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 15 

said within ten days from the time of holding Said Meeting 

Given under my hand and Seal at Holowell in Said County this 

twentieth day of august in the year of our Lord one thousand 

seven hundred ninety three -r^ r- • ^- r .1 -n 

^ Daniel Cony justice of the Peace 

Persuant to the within warrant I have Notified and warned the in- 
habitants of Smithfield such as are qualified to vote in Meeting to 

act upon the Purpose within mentioned tt t 

^ ^ Hennery Jewell 

At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Plantation of Smith- 
field at the House of Mr Hennery Jewell on tuesday the twenty 
fourth day September one thousand seven hundred and Ninty three 
i^^ Voted Abijah Richardson Moderator of Said Meeting 
2^ Voted John Neall juner Plantation Clerk 
3^ Voted Samuel Hutcherson James Lord and Jabes Robenson 

assessors and they were sworn 
4*^ Voted George Neall Collector of taxes for the year and sworn 

John Neall Plantation Clerk 

This is to Certify John Hutcherson and Abigail Neall Both of 

the Plantation of Smithfield intend Marriage Smithfield October the 

fourteenth day in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred 

and ninety three t tvt -ni i. >.- r-i 1 

^ John Neall jur Plantation Clerk 

I hereby Certify that John Hutcherson and Abigail Neall both of 
the Plantation of Smithfield hath been married by Mr Job Macom- 
ber Parster of the Church of Bowdingham the nineteenth day of 
December in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred 

^ John Neall jun Plantation Clerk 

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Joseph Sawyer Married to Susannah Day in Ipswich where they 
were brought up September the twentyninth in the year of our 
LORD one Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninty one and they 
moved to the Town of Litchfield where they had their first born 
Child which was a Daughter and they called her name Elizabeth for 
her Grandmother Sawyer and was born Febuary the third day in the 
year of our LORD one Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninty three 
their Second was a son and they Called his name Samuel for his 
Grandfather Sawyer he was Born August the twenty seventh day 
in the year of our LORD one Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninty 
four and their third was a daughter and they called her Name 
Susannah after the Name of her Mother She was born October 
the thirtieth day in the year of our LORD one Thousand Seven 
Hundred and Ninty six John Neall junr 

Town Clerk. 





Sloop Speedwell, 

William McLellan, 

Dec. 15. 

Schoo. Friendship, 

Christopher Dyer, 

Jan. 20. 

Sloop Active, 

Joshua Stone, 

May II. 

Schoo. Hazard, 

Joseph Hasty, 

June 3. 

Sloop Molly, 

Elisha Meserve, 

June 29. 

Sloop Lark, 

Jonathan Armstrong, 

July 27. 

Sloop Viper, 

Jonathan Paine, 

Sept. 8. 

Sloop Active, 

Reuben Gage, 

Sept. 8. 

Brig John, 

William Pote, 

Nov. 5. 

Brig Favorite, 

John Mussey, 

Nov. 29. 

Brig Active, 

Jonah Dyer, 

Dec. 7. 

— EasterJi Herald. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 17 



\Continued from Vol. II, p. 22g.'\ 

(i) Richard and Elizabeth York. 


2 i John, b. ; m. Ruth ? 

3 ii Samuel, b. 1645; ^- Hannah ? d. 18 March, 17 18. 

4 iii Elizabeth, b. . 

5 iv Rachel, b. ; m. Hall. 

6 V Benjamin, b. 1654. 

7 vi Grace, b. after 1654; m. John Oilman of Exeter. 


(2) John and Ruth York. 

8 i Richard, probably died young without issue. 

9 ii Benjamin, probably died young without issue. 

10 iii Ruth, m. Henry Haskell of Gloucester. 

11 iv Joseph, b. ; d. 13 October, 1728; m. Abigail Robinson, 10 January, 1700. Shed. 

13 July, 1720. 

(3) Samuel and Hannah York. She d. 28 Nov., 1724. 

12 i Samuel, b. 1678; m. Mary Dutch, 21 February, 1706, was of Ipswich. He d. June, 1767. 

She d, 16 April, 1709; m. 2d, Mary Potter, Int. m. 27 Oct., 17 11. 

13 ii Benjamin, b, 1680; m. 7 Dec, 1704, Mary Giddings. 

14 iii Richard, b. 1682; m. Patience Hatch, 17 Jan., 171 1. 

15 iv Hannah, m. Edward Harraden. 

16 V Elizabeth, m. Samuel Griffin. 

17 vi Sarah, m. Abraham Robinson. 

18 vii Rachel, m. Josiah Lane. 

19 viii John, b. 1695; <^- 1699. 

20 ix Thomas, b. ; d. 1699, 

(6) Benjamin and ( ? ) York. 

21 i Richard, of Exeter. 

22 ii John, m. Phaltiel Folsom, of Exeter. 

23 iii Elizabeth, m. Job Judkins, of Exeter. 

24 iv Rachel, m. William Jones, of Amesbury. 

25 V Benjamin, , of Newmarket. 


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Of this branch we have no further trace at present, except scat- 
tered memoranda relating to descendants of John. The Dr. Jasper 
Hazen York who died at Dover, 7 April, 1874, aged 58, leaving one 
daughter, was unquestionably of this line through his parents John 
and Rebecca Stevens (Durgin) York. 


(11) Joseph and Abigail (Robinson) York. 

26 i Abigail, b. 29 Jan., 1701 ; m. ist, Samuel Stevens, 23 Oct., 1718; m. 2d, Jacob Randall, 

13 Jan., 1725. 

27 ii Ruth, b. 28 Feb., 1703; m. William Elwell, 27 Oct., 1720. 

28 iii Mary, b. 14 May, 1705. m. Francis Sargent, 9 Aug., 1722. 

29 iv Sarah, b. 5 July, 1707 ; m. William Young, 24 Nov., 1725. 

30 V Hannah, b. ; m. William Knight, of Manchester, 18 March, 1729. 

31 vi Joseph, b. 27 Oct., 171 1 ; never married, dying without issue before 10 Nov., 1735, ^^^ 

share in real estate fell equally to his six sisters. 

32 vii Rachel, b. 21 Aug., 1713; m. Benjamin Card, 28 Dec, 1732. 

(12) Samuel and Mary (Dutch) York, and 2d wife Mary (Potter) 

33 i Samuel (who is mentioned in his grandfather Samuel's will), and a large family of other 

children, whose names must be sought on the Ipswich records. 

(13) Benjamin and Mary (Giddings) York. 

34 i , died an infant. 

35 ii , died an infant. 

36 iii Benjamin,^ b. 30 Dec, 17 10; m. Elizabeth Washburn, of No. Yarmouth, 13 Feb., 1752. 

37 iv John, b. 8 June, 1713; int. m. Deborah Sawyer, 27 Oct., 1734. 

38 V Samuel, b. 13 Oct., 1715; m. Joanna Skillings, 23 Dec, 1736. 

39 vi Mary,^ b. 11 March, 171S; int. m. Nathan Noyes, 30 Nov., 1735. 

'^ It was probably this Benjamin and his family who are given as the seventh in order among the 
first settlers of Bluehill, Me., in 1765, where they remained but a short time, probably removing 
further to the East, where all trace of them has been lost. 

^ The writer connects with the Yorks, through the marriage, 30 Nov., 1735, of this Mary York 
with Nathan Noyes, of Falmouth, the fourth in descent from the first Nicholas, of Newbury. Their 
daughter Mary married, i (int.), 28 Feb., 1760, Joseph Weare, p. 480, Old Times, the fifth in descent 
from the first Nathaniel, of Newbury. Their daughter Mary married Capt. John March, seventh in 
descent from the first Hugh, of Newbury. Their daughter Sally H., m. 5 Nov., 18 16, Jeremiah 
Mitchell, seventh in descent from the first Experience, of Plymouth and Bridgewater, who were the 
grandparents of the writer, as shown on p. 253, Old Times. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 19 

40 vii Sarah, b. 6 Apr., 1724; irit. m. William Knight, 24 Oct., 1742. 

41 viii Jcseph, b. 6 Aug., 1728; m. Susanna Ring, 22 April, 1747. 

(14) Richard and Patience (Hatch) York, He d. 2 May, 1718, 
and his widow m. George Harvey, 15 March, 1720. 

42 i Patience, m. Joseph Haraden. 

43 ii Thomas, b. lo Aug., 1713; m. Dorothy Low, 7 Nov., 1734. 

44 iii Mary, m. Samuel Griffin. 

45 iv Richard, d. soon after his father, 1718. 


(37) John and Deborah (Sawyer) York. 

46 i John, b. 10 Sept., 1737 ; m. Mercy Staples, 8 Nov., 1764. 

(38) Samuel and Joanna (SkilHngs) York. 

47 i Joanna, b. 12 Dec, 1737. 

48 ii Samuel, b. ; moved to Durham, Me. 

49 iii Sarah, b. ; m. Daniel Harmon. 

50 iv Joseph, b. ; m. Abigail Flint, 1774. 

51 v Susanna, b. ; m. Vincent Roberts. 

52 vi Deborah, b. ; m. George Copson Roberts. 

(41) Joseph^ and Susanna (Ring) York. After her husband's 
death she m. 2d, John Lock. 

53 i Samuel, baptized 27 March, 1748; d. 11 April, 1830; m. ist, Margery Mitchell; she d. 6 

Dec, 1785. m. 2d, Elizabeth Hoyt. She d. 24 June, 1838. 

54 ii Joseph, bapt. 19 Nov., 1749; m. Jane Gilchrist. 

55 iii John, b. ; m. Margaret Gilchrist. 

56 iv William Ring, b. 1758 ; d. 16 Jan., 1848; m. ist, Polly Drinkwater ; she d. 25 Apr., 1818 ; 

m. 2d, Mary Rideout; she d. 18 March, 187 1. 

^ The gravestone of this worthy pioneer still stands in the Falmouth burying-ground, inscribed : 

Here Lies Buried y^ Body of 

Mr. Joseph York 

Who Departed this Life 

October ye 18*^1 1760' 
in ye 33d year of his age 

Behold & see you that pass by 
as you are now so once was I 
as I am now so you must be 
O think upon Eternetye 

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57 V Hannah, b. ; d. in maidenhood. 

58 vi Susanna, b, ; m, Joseph Thrasher. 

(43) Thomas and Dorothy (Low) York. 

59 i Elizabeth. 

60 ii Joseph, b, 20 Feb., 1742; m. Martha Griffin, 25 Sept., 1764. 

61 iii Thomas. 


(53) Samuel and Margery^ (Mitchell) York. She d. 6 Dec, 1785. 

62 i Solomon, b. i Oct., 1769; d. 28 June, 1843; unmarried. 

63 ii Joseph, b. 29 Aug., 1772; d. 17 Apr., 1798; m. Elizabeth Blanchard. 

64 iii Miles Standish, b. 14 Jan., 1775; d. 9 June, 1807; m. Hannah Pratt. 

65 iv Susanna, b. 11 Mar., 1777 ; d. 30 Nov., 1822 ; m. Col. Thomas Chase, and had 7 children. 

66 V Hannah, b. 2 June, 1780; (bap. Johanna, p. 859, O. T.) ; d. 15 Mar., 1816; m. Timothy 

Favor, and had five children. 

67 vi Mary, b. 5 June, 1783; d. 21 Mar., 1843; n^- Reuben Favor (brother of above), and had 

three boys. 

68 vii Margery, b. 4 Dec, 1785; d. 13 Dec, 1862; m. Ichabod Richmond Loring, and had 

five children. 

Samuel and, 2d wife, Elizabeth (Hoyt) York. She d. 24 June, 1838. 

69 viii Jane, b. 19 Sept., 1787; d. 27 May, 1793. 

70 ix Samuel, b. 13 Jan., 1789; d. 20 May, 1814, in Martinique; unmarried. 

71 X Phebe, b. 15 Sept., 1790; d. 13 June, 1836; unmarried. 

72 xi Elizabeth, b. 10 Sept., 1791 ; d. 29 Dec, 1805. 

73 xii John, b. 25 Dec, 1792; d. 29 July, 1876; m. ist, Rebecca Safford; 2d, Rebecca .5* 

3d, Louisa ? 

74 xiii David, b. 14 Feb., 1794; d. i Nov., 1855; m. Mary Baker, 1823. 

75 xiv Levi, b. 5 Dec, 1795; ^- ^5 Aug., 1824; m. Abigail Rice. 

76 XV William, b. 28 April, 1797; d. 27 Nov., 1819; unmarried. 

77 xvi Dorcas, b. 7 Nov., 1798; d. 2 Aug., 1832; m. William Pierce, and had three children. 

78 xvii Asa, b. 6 March, 1801 ; d. 23 Nov., 1863; m. Sarah Rice, 10 March, 1827. 

79 xviii George, b. 12 April, 1802; supposed to have died at sea. 

80 xix Lucretia, b. 26 Feb., 1804; d. 25 Sept., 1S40; m. Barnabas Sherman, and had 3 children. 

81 XX Huldah, b. Nov., 1807; d. Aug., 1808. 

(54) Joseph and Jane (Gilchrist) York. 

82 i Joseph, b. ; m. Betsey Buxton. 

83 ii Samuel G., b. , 1776; d. 19 May, 1S62; m, 3 Feb., 1S03, Abigail (Davis), widow of 

George York. 

^ She was daughter of Solomon and Mary Mitchell, b. at No. Yarmouth, 31 Jan., 1750. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 21 

(55) John and Margaret (Gilchrist) York. 

84 i George. 

85 ii William, b. 1799; d. 12 July, 1824; m. ist, Mary ? she d. 3 April, 1821 ; m. 2d, 

Susan Pettingill ; she d. 5 April, 1824. 

86 iii John. 

87 iv Joseph. 

88 V Lucy, b. ; m. Merrill. 

89 vi Susanna. 

90 vii Betsey, m. David Sturdivant. 

91 viii Jane. 

92 ix Margaret. 

(56) William R. and Polly (Drinkwater) York. She d. 25 April, 
1818, aged 57. 

93 i Joanna, b. 24 Jan., 1781 ; m. Richard Pomeroy. 

94 ii Nathaniel Leach, b. 10 Nov., 1782; d. 12 Aug., 1803, at Btirlish, S. A. 

95 iii Deborah, b. 11 Dec, 1784; d. 20 Oct., 1856; m. Greeley Sturdivant. 

96 iv William, b. 26 July, 1787 ; m. Betsey Bennett; d. at sea 3 Sept., 1833. 

97 V Olive, b. 31 March, 1790; m. Isaac Sturdivant. 

98 vi Reuben Gage, b. 15 July, 1792; d. 1884, at Portland; m. ist. Ehza Flood, 15 July, 1814; 

m. 2d, Martha S. Titcomb, Dec. 9, 1838. 

99 vi Ebenezer Gray, b. 8 Aug., 1794; lost at sea in Privateer "Dash," 1812. 

100 viii Content, b. 16 Feb., 1796; m. ist, John Sawyer; m. 2d, Robert McLellan, of Cumberland, 
loi ix Samuel, b. 7 Nov., 1800 ; d. 20 Dec, 1800. 

102 X Mary, b. 22 Aug., 1805; d. young. 

William R. and, 2d wife, Mary (Rideout) York. She d. 18 March, 
1871, aged 92. 

103 xi Anna Loring, b. 8 April, 1820 ; m. Asa Townsend, of Sidney, Me. 

104 xii Ebenezer Ring, b. 20 April, 1822 ; m. Sarah T. True. 

105 xiii John Flavel, b. 15 Nov., 1825. 

(60) Joseph and Martha (Griffin) York. 

106 i Joseph. 

107 ii Dorothy. 

108 iii Thomas,^ b. 12 Dec, 1780; d. 17 March, 1868; m. widow Nancy Thompson. 

^ This Thomas had three daughters who all married. Mr. Babson says he was the last descendant 
of Samuel (3) who bore the name on Cape Ann. But that learned author had then misplaced John 
{T^ as a descendant of John instead of Samuel. 

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(63) Joseph and Elizabeth (Blanchard) York. She m. 2d, 


109 i Joseph, now living in Norway, Me. 

(64) Miles S. and Hannah (Pratt) York. 

no i Sally. 

111 ii Jane, d. young. 

112 iii Miles Standish, b. ; m. Susan Byram. 

{1^ John^ and Rebecca (Safford) York. 

113 i Samuel, b. 22 Feb., 1816; d. 15 July, 1880; m. Abigail G. Lane, 24 June, 1S38. 

114 ii Nathaniel F. S., b. 18 Feb., 1819; m. Frances A. Hamilton, 12 Oct., 1840. 

115 iii Mary Maria, b. 22 May, 1823; d. 18 Apr., 1847; m. Silas Stockman, , 1841. 

116 iv William S., b. 24 March, 1825 : m. Mary Bartlett, 4 April, 1852. 

(74) Daniel and Mary (Baker) York. 

117 i Levi H., b. 14 Dec, 1826; d. 24 July, 1868. 

118 ii William R., b. 10 Oct., 1828: d. 10 Nov., 1846. 

119 iii Tryphene R., b. 13 March, 1830; m. Henry Hutchins, 29 Nov., 1870. 

120 iv Eliza E., b. 25 April, 1832 ; m. Hermon Seabury, 19 Dec, 1852. 

121 V Samuel B., b. 15 Aug., 1834; m. Flora N. Bran, i July, 1873. 

122 vi Mary B., b. 21 Aug., 1836; d. 28 Oct., 1838. 

123 vii Susan B., b. 16 May, 1840. 

(75) Levi and Abigail (Rice) York. 

124 i Rufus R., b. 9 Dec, 1820; m. Zoa West, 29 Dec, 1842. 

125 ii William, b. 9 Aug., 1823; d. 16 Dec, 1858. 

^Mr. Babson, writing in 1875, calls this John the last survivor of Deacon Samuel's twenty children 
at the age of 83 ; saying that for more than forty years he had been a citizen of Rockport. I find 
he only survived this notice about a year, dying 29 July, 1876, in his 84th year. Of his four children, 
from Mr. Babson's '■'■ Additional Notes ^^'' I learn that Samuel York, Esq., his son, was representative 
of Rockport in 1856. It was apparent from that learned author's comments that there are descend- 
ants now living in this line, whom I have traced and give below in their proper places, who are of 
the line of the elder Samuel (3), as shown by my deductions — and not from that of John, as incor- 
rectly concluded by him. This correction makes inapplicable the statement elsewhere that Thomas 
(108) was " the last descendant of Samuel York who bore the name in Cape Ann." John's line 
male became extinct with Joseph (31) son of Joseph, as will be more fully explained in my note 
under that head. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 23 

{']'^) Asa and Sarah (Rice) York. 

126 i Solomon, b. 31 March, 1828; d. 7 Nov., 1840. 

127 ii George, b. 20 Oct., 1829; m. Nancy Hilton, 5 March, 1857. 

128 iii Frances S,, b. 6 May, 1831 ; m. John Coombs, 11 Nov., 1856. 

129 iv James W., b. 6 May, 1833; d. 2 July, 1858; m. Mary Woodside, 11 Feb., 1857. 

130 v Betsey J., b. 8 June, 1835; d. 11 Nov., 1880. 

131 vi Asa F., b. 5 March, 1840; m. Louisa True, 17 Dec, 1867. 

(82) Joseph and Betsey (Buxton) York. 

132 i Joseph, was of Pownal. 

133 ii — — , m. Hodgdon. 

134 iii , m. Maxwell. 

(83) Samuel G. and Abigail (Davis) York. She d. i Sept., i860. 

135 i Samuel, b. lo Dec, 1803; m. Mary Hodsdon, 3 March, 1839. 

136 ii Jane, b. 7 Sept., 1805; m. Samuel Prince, 16 June, 1825. 

137 iii Joseph, b. 15 Aug., 1807. 

138 iv Dorcas, b. 24 March, 1809; m. William Lawrence, 6 Dec, 1832. 

139 v Edward, b. 8 April, 181 1 ; d. 23 Oct., 1828. 

140 vi Roland, b. 6 Aug., 1813; d. 9 Jan., 1866; m. Joanna S. Pote, July, 1841. 

141 vii John, b. 5 Dec, 1815. 

142 viii Abigail, b. 3 May, 1818; m. Ebenezer Y. Pomeroy, 16 March, 1840, of Yarmouth. 

142 1-2 ix William P., b. 28 Sept., 1820; m. Ursula S. York, 27 Nov., 1850. 

(85) William and Mary ( ? ) York. 

143 i John W., b. 181 1 ; d. 1833. 

144 ii Allen G., b. 1818; m. Lost at sea, 1859, with his wife in the ship "Fannie H. Perley." 

(96) William and Betsey (Bennett) York. 

145 i Elizabeth B., b. 17 Aug., 1817. 

146 ii Deborah S., b. 25 March, 1819; d. 22 Jan., 1881. 

147 iii Charlotte P., b. 10 Oct., 1820. 

148 iv Judith N., b. 19 Sept., 1822; d. 28 Sept., 1855; m. John C. York (154). 

149 v Ursula S., b. 6 Sept., 1825 ; m. William P. York (142), 29 Nov., 1850. 

150 vi Albion P., b. 22 Aug., 1828; d. 26 July, 1864. 

151 vii Rachel D., b. 31 May, 1830; d. 26 Oct., 1879. 

152 viii George W., b. 30 June, 1832. 

(98) Reuben G. and Elizabeth (Flood) York. 

153 i Harriet Newhall, b. 29 Feb., 1816. 

154 ii John Colby, b. 17 Jan., 1818 ; m. Judith N. York (148), 16 Aug., 1842. 

155 iii Jane Adeline Steele, b. 12 Dec, 1824; m. James H. Hutchins, 9 Dec, 1845. 

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156 iv Olive, b. 2 March, 1827; d. an infant. 

157 V Olive, b. 25 Jan., 1829; m. Edward J. Waite, 13 Dec, 1846. 

Reuben G. and, 2d wife, Martha S. (Titcomb) York. 

158 vi Sarah T., b. i8 Dec, 1841. 

(104) Eben R. and Sarah T. (True) York. 

159 i William F., b. 27 June, 1851 ; lost at sea 29 Dec, 1878; m. Carrie B. Soule. 

160 ii Ada G., b. i Sept., 1853. 

161 iii Charles B., b. 7 Feb., i860. 

162 iv Samuel T., b. 7 Oct., 1863. 


(112) Miles S. and Susan (Byram) York. 

163 i Milton Standish. 

164 ii Henry Ashland. 

165 iii Susan Jane. 

166 iv , a child, d. at sea 30 July, 1848 ; p. 302, '* O. T." 

167 v , a child, buried 19 Aug., 1850; p. 335, " O. T." 

(113) Samuel and Abigail G. (Lane) York. 

168 i Samuel, b. 26 March, 1839; d. 12 Dec, 1876. 

169 ii William S., b. 29 March, 1841 ; m. Lucy L. Parkhurst, 17 Sept., i860. 

170 iii John Edwin, b. 28 June, 1842; d. 26 Nov., 1881. 

171 iv Oren, b. 11 Dec, 1851 ; d. 26 July, 1879. 

(114) Nathaniel F. S. and Frances A. (Hamilton) York. 

172 i Nathaniel S., b. 3 Aug., 1842. 

173 ii Charles F., b. i Sept., 1844. 

174 iii Rebecca F., b. 26 April, 1847. 

175 iv Sumner D., b. 7 July, 1854. 

(121) Samuel B. and Flora N. (Bran) York. 

176 i Henry H., b. 8 Oct., 1874. 

177 ii Hermon S., b. 11 Aug., 1876. 

178 iii Samuel T., b. 8 Oct., 1879. 

179 iv Mary E., b. 23 Sept., 1881. 

180 V Miles S., b. 9 Feb., 1883. 

(124) Rufus R. and Zoa (West) York. 

181 i Edwin W., b. 24 Jan., 1844; d. 25 Sept., 1845. 

182 ii Charles R., b. 16 Oct., 1845; d. 30 May, 1872. 

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183 iii Sarah C, b. 13 Oct., 1847 ; m. George A. Stover, 10 Jan., 1871. 

184 iv Horace M., b. 9 Oct., 1849; "i- Eliza J. Bass, 5 Feb., 1874. 

185 V Jane S,> b. 23 Sept., 1851 ; d. 21 May, 1853. 

186 vi Frank B., b. 8 Feb., 1854; d. 3 Sept., 1854. 

187 vii Fred G., b. 22 Jan., 1855 ; m. Viola S. Poland, 5 Sept., 1882. 

(127) George and Nancy (Hilton) York. 

188 i Fred W., b. 30 Jan., 1858. 

(154) John C. and Judith N. (York) York. 

189 i John Colby, b. 21 July, 1843. 

190 ii William Matte, b. 7 Dec, 1844. 

191 iii Edward M., b. 17 Jan., 1847. 

192 iv Reuben Gage, b. 11 Nov., 1848. 

193 v Charlotte Elizabeth, b. 23 Jan., 1851. 

194 vi Clara Hamblen, b. 10 Oct., 1853. 

(159) William F. and Carrie B. (Soule) York. 

195 i Eben R., jr., b. 7 March, 1874. 


(169) William S. and Lucy L. (Parkhurst) York. 

196 i Mary M., b. 21 March, 1861 ; d. 16 Aug., 1872. 

197 ii Ada, b. 17 Nov., 1864; d. 17 Nov., 1865. 

198 iii William, b. 24 June, 1867; d. 11 Oct., 1867. 

199 iv Laura, b. 24 June, 1867 ; d. 2 May, 1868. 

200 V Lucy P., b. 29 Aug., 1869 ; d. 3 May, 1877. 

201 vi Edith S., b. 23 Aug., 187 1. 

202 vii Ruth M., b. 30 May, 1873; d- 28 May, 1877. 

203 viii {a boy), b. 25 July, 1879; d. 25 July, 1879. 

204 ix Marion B., b. 5 Feb., 1881. 

(184) Horace M. and Eliza J. (Bass) York. 

205 i Lotta Z., b. 20 May, 1875. 

206 ii Eva M., b. 11 March, 1878. 

N. B. — The exceptions made in the opening paragraphs of this sketch apply to the descendants 
of one Abraham York, who was early of Cape Elizabeth, now quite numerous in and about Standish, 
to which their progenitor removed early. In no way that I can discover is this man to be identified 
with any descendant of our first Richard, and I incline to the opinion that he must have sprung from 
the Long Island family. 

Dr. A. K. P. Meserve, of this city, has collected much valuable material relative to this family for 
incorporation in his work on Standish, which it is to be hoped will be soon forthcoming. 

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OF SAGO, 1664. 


NOW All men by these presents that I Mogheggone of 
Saco River in New England, Son and Heir to Walter 
Higgon Sagamore of said River, but now deceased, do 
for & in consideration of a certain Sum recieved by me, well and 
truly paid in goods by maj^ William Philips of Saco the reciept 
whereof I do acknowledge my Self being fully satisfyed and paid, 
have given granted bargained and Sold, & by these presents do 
aliene enfeof or confirm unto the said Maj^ William Philips of Saco 
a Tract of Land being bounded with Saco River on the Northeast 
side and Kennebunk River on the South West side, in Breadth 
from the one River to the other aforesaid, and in length beginning 
at the Sea Side and running up each River unto Salmon Falls on 
Saco River as far up as Kennebunk untill it be opposite with the 
said Salmon Falls, which falls is to be understood falls about fifteen 
Miles upward from the Saw Mills at Saco Falls. He the said 
Philips to have and to hold the said Land with all Timber Woods, 
Marshes, and all the growth thereon from him Heirs Executors 
Admin''^ and assigns forever freely and clearly acquitted Exoner- 
ated, and discharged from all manner of mortgages. Sales engage- 
ments and incumbrances whatsoever also I the said Mogg hegon 
do for myself my Heirs Executors or assigns Warrant save and 
keep harmless the said Philips his Heirs or Assigns from any 
manner of Person that shall lay claim thereunto for the true per- 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 27 

formance of the premises I have this last day of May Subscribed 
my Hand and fixed my Seal in the year of our Lord 1664. 

Signed, Sealed & deliver^ Mogg / Heigon j sS. j 

in presence of us his mark ^^^ 


John W. Wakefield 


Mary M. Wakefield 

her mark 

Lib, 2 fol^ 45-6 — Mass. Archives^ jo-124. 



North Yarmouth, Oct. 27*^ 1758. 
AY it please your Excellency & your Honours His Majes- 
ties Council of the Massachusetts Bay in New England — 
Pursuant to an Act of the General Court directing the 
seueral Commanding officers of each foot Company of Militia in 
this Province to see that one half of each of their respective Com- 
panies be furnished with a good Bayonett fitted to their guns — I 
hauing the Command of the — foot Company in the Town of North 
Yarmouth in the County of York & in the Regiment whereof Sam^^ 
Waldo Jn is Coll. — And according to said Direction I have fur- 
nished Sixty-four of my Company with good Bayonetts & Scabbards 
for the same — which is the one half of the Company under my care 
— Which 64 Bayonetts and Scabbards a 7/ Lawfull money a Peice 
which is as the Smiths charge me for the same amounts to ^22:8:0 
For which I pray your Excellency would give me an order that I 


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may Receive the said Sum of ;^22: 8: o out of the Province Treas- 
ury in order to pay the Smiths for their Labour — The following is 
a List of the Particular Men that has Re^ the said Bayonetts — viz 


Seth Mitchell 
Jonathan True 
Nathaniel Bloucher Jn 
Joshua Spear 
Ephraim Sturdifont 
John Sturdifont 
William Scales 
John Swetfer 
Seth Swetfer 
Benjamin Merrill 
Zebulon Tuttle 
John Mafon 
Stephen Harris 
Richmond Loring 
Levi Loring 
Gilbert Winslow Jn 
Jacob Anderfon 
John Mon 
Elnathan Pope 
William Cutter 
Seth Mitchell Jn 
Edward Brewer 
Andrew Tuck 
Sam^i Merrill Jn 
Enoch Harny 
William Harris 
Dominicus Carnum . 
Benjamin Mitchell y^ 2^ 
Benjamin Welch 
Mofes Soule 


Son to Ephraim Sturdifont 
Servant to John Hays 

Son to John Swetfer 
Son to Sam^ Merrill 

Son to Amos Harris 
Son to Nicholas Loring 
Son to Nicholas Loring 

Servant to Benj^ Prince 

Servant to Jacob Bran Jn 
Son to Benj-'^ Mitchell 

Son to Barnabas Soule 

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Son to Mofes Bradbury- 
Son to John Hammon 

Son to Gilbert Winslow 

Son to Ephraim Griff en 

Benjamin Brown 
Mofes Brown 
Jacob Bradbury- 
Peter Hammon 
Sam^ Winthrop Royall 
Stephen Moulton 
John Hays 
Benjamin Winslow 
Benjamin Curtice 
Ephraim Griffin Jn 
John Day 
Benjamin Parker 
James Parker 
Benjamin Mitchell Jn 
Joseph Johnson 
John Gray 
Jofeph Gray 
Eleazer King 
William King 

Jofeph Chandler . . . , 
Ebenezer Mafon 
Silvanus Prince 
John Wyman 

Sam^ Bucknam Jn . . , , 
Thomas Drinkwater 
Jonathan Chandler 
Ebenezer Cole 

Ifachar Winslow . . . , 
David Fogg ..... 
John Tufts 

Jeremiah Tufts .... 

Sam^ Moore 

John Mitchell .... 

John Hamilton Jn 

64 in the whole fixt according to the order of court 

Solomon Mitchell Captain 
York ss North Yarmouth Oct 31, 1758 

Capt. Solomon Mitchell made Oath to the truth of this Act : before me Jonas 
Mafon Justice Peace. 

Son to Edmund Chandler 

Son to Sam^^ Bucknam 

Apprentice to Amos Harris Jn 
Son to Benony Fogg 

Son to John Tufts 

Son to Noah Mitchell 

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Oct. 19, 1837, at the house of Mrs. Oakes, Alfred R. True to Miss Francis B. Pratt, 

both of North Yarmouth. 
April 3, 1838, at the house of Moses Titcomb, Rufus Chase to Miss N. P. Titcomb, 

both of North Yarmouth. 
May 3, 1838, at the house of Benj. Humphrey, Asa Mitchel of Pownal, to Miss 

Mary C. Humphrey of North Yarmouth. 
May 15, 1838, at the house of Mr. Whitcomb, William Stetson of Thomaston, to 

Miss R. G. Whitcomb, of North Yarmouth. 
June 12, 1838, at the house of Sam^ Bucknam, Thos. Pratt to Miss Mary Bucknam, 

both of North Yarmouth. 
June 27, 1838, at the house of Widow Ross, Joseph Humphrey to Miss Elizabeth 

M. Ross, both of North Yarmouth. 
July 31, 1838, at the house of Benj. Gooch, Jonas B. Smith to Betsey Jane Gooch, 

both of North Yarmouth. 
Sept. 12, 1838, at the house of Capt. Laribee, Osca Decoster of Augusta, to Miss 

Martha H. Fulton of North Yarmouth. 
Oct. 17, 1838, at the pastor's house, Horace M. Prescott of New Sharon, to Miss 

Cordelia Johnson of North Yarmouth. 
Nov. 29, 1838, at the house of Mr. Lufkin, Walnut Hill, James J. Humphrey to 

Miss Sarah Lufkin, both of North Yarmouth. 
Dec. 9, 1838, at the pastor's house. Capt. R. G. York of Portland, to Miss Martha 

S. Titcomb of North Yarmouth. 
Nov. 7, 1839, at the house of David Pratt, John Pollys of Baring, to Miss Elizabeth 

Pratt of North Yarmouth. 
Jan. 5, 1840, at the pastor's house, Ammi Loring to Miss Abigail Field, both of this 

Aug. 9, 1840, at the pastor's house, Philip Torrey to Mrs. Rebecca Russell, both of 

North Yarmouth. 

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Sept. 3, 1840, at the pastor's house, James C. Speirs and Miss Sarah I. Mitchell, 

both of North Yarmouth. 
Nov. 25, 1840, at the pastor's house, Elias W. Merrill of Webster, to Miss Sarah 

Ann Titcomb of Portland. 
Nov. 26, 1840, at the house of Capt. N. Oakes, Thomas R. Prince to Miss Abigail 

S. Oakes, both of North Yarmouth. 
Dec. 27, 1840, at the pastor's house. Dexter Hale to Miss Sarah H. Leonard, both 

of North Yarmouth. 
Dec. 30, 1840, at the pastor's house, Capt. Cornelius Soule to Miss Theodosia B. 

Small, both of Freeport, Me. 
April 23, 1 841, at the pastor's house, Capt. William Titcomb to Miss Lydia Stowell, 

both of North Yarmouth. 
Oct. 10, 1841, at the pastor's house, Josiah Lovell to Miss Priscilla Titcomb, both 

of North Yarmouth. 
Nov. 24, 1841, at the pastor's house, Adam P. Baker to Miss Betsey L. Loring, 

both of N. Y. 
Nov. 25, 1841, at the house of Benj. Pratt, Rev. Benj. F. Shaw of Vassalborough, 

to Miss Mary L. Pratt of North Yarmouth. 
Dec. 30, 1841, at the house of W™. Bucknam, Mr. Chas. Bucknam to Miss Deborah 

Doyle, both of North Yarmouth. 
May 5, 1842, at the house of James Prince, Cumberland, John Haley of Portland, 

to Miss Leah Prince of Portland. 
June 6, 1842, at the house of Capt. Larribee, John Gray to Miss Mehitable Fulton, 

both of North Yarmouth. 
Sept. II, 1842, at the house of the bride, David Pratt jr., to Mrs. Margaret Favor, 

both of North Yarmouth. 
Oct. 17, 1842, at the pastor's house, Charles Small of Freeport, to Miss Rachel P. 

Russell of North Yarmouth. 
Oct. 25, 1842, at the house of Mrs. Oakes, Charles Byram of Brooklyn, N. Y., to 

Miss Elizabeth Jane Pratt of North Yarmouth. 
Oct. 27, 1842, at the house of Levi H. Pratt, Benj. Humphrey jr. to Miss Mary 

Ann Pratt, both of North Yarmouth. 
Nov. 3, 1842, at the house of John Sargent, James Blake of North Yarmouth, to 

Miss Caroline M. Russell of New Gloucester. 
Dec. 29, 1842, at the pastor's house, Rufus R. York to Miss Zoa West, both of 

North Yarmouth. 

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Jan. II, 1843, ^t the pastor's house, James P. Weeman of Freeport, to Miss Eliza- 
beth True of North Yarmouth. 

July 19, 1843, ^t ^^ house of Asa True, John I. Thompson of Matanzas, Cuba, to 
Miss Sarah R. True of North Yarmouth. 

Aug. 17, 1843, ^t the house of Joseph Thomas, John B. Stovers of Boston, Mass., 
to Miss Hannah S. Thomas of North Yarmouth. 

Aug. 29, 1843, at the pastor's house, George Woods to Miss C. E. Haynes, both of 
North Yarmouth. 

Sept. 3, 1843, ^t ^^ house of George Mitchel, Dexter Hale to Miss Phebe Mitchel, 
both of North Yarmouth. 

Oct. 12, 1843, ^t the pastor's house, Isaac S. Hayes to Miss Asenath H. Bachelder, 
both of N. Y. 

Nov. 2, 1843, at the pastor's house, Samuel Brown to Miss Alphonso Drinkwater, 
both of New York. 

Nov. 3, 1843, ^t the house of Mr. Moxcy, Cumberland, William G. Foster of Port- 
land, to Miss Mary G. Moxcy of Cumberland. 

May 19, 1844, at the pastor's house, Capt. Nath^ Blake of Portland, to Mrs. Mary 
True of North Yarmouth. 

May 27, 1844, at the house of David Pratt jr., Mr. Asa Humphrey to Miss Sarah 
C. Favor, both of N. Y. 

g)T 1(3 

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James Alden to Pamelia P. Shirley, March 13, 1825. 
Wm. Arnold to Mary Ann Wood, September 14, 1826. 
James Adams jr., to Caroline Brooks, November 18, 1827. 
Nathl Boynton to Martha Dyer (C. E.), Sept. 27, 1829. 
John Barton to Mary Leggett, Nov. 21, 1829. 

Horatio G. Balch (of E. Machias), to Mrs. Harriet McLellan, Feb. 25, 1827. 
Rev. Caleb Bradley (Westbrook), to Sally Crocker, Nov., 1801, 
Alex. Barr to Mehitable Peabody, Nov. 22, 1786. 
Samuel Berry to Abigail Burdit, Feb. 6, 1766. 
Henry Bailey to Harriet I. Davis, Oct. 6, 1825. 
George Brooks to Henrietta L. Tracey, Nov. 16, 1825. 
Wm. C. Bradley to Mary Alden, Sept. 14, 1826. 
Patrick Cunningham to Mary Eldridge, May 25, 1765. 
Dominions Caveno to Mrs. Hannah Knight, April i, 1766. 
Thomas Cook to Eliz^ Forbes, Nov., 1766. 
Lyman Cooper to Betsey Gooding, Dec. 1767. 
W^atson Crosby to Abigal Bradbury, March 23, 1768. 
Thomas Coulson of Bristol (England), to Dorcas Coffin, Nov. 27, 1769, 
Samuel Coleman of Salem, Mass., to Pamela Chandler, dau. of Joel C, Sept. 2, 1824. 
John C. Colby to Frances C. Drinkwater, July 26, 1825. 
Benj. P. Chamberlin of Salem, to Eliza Smith, Aug. 2, 1826. 
Levi Castle to Eliza Griffin, April 2, 1828. 
W™. Cutter to Margaret Dicks, May 29, 1828. 
Bezaleel Cushman to Emma Motley, Sept. 30, 1830. 
Nathl F. Deering to Nancy Waite, Sept. 15, 1824, 
Braxton Driver to Margaret Aero, Sept. 21, 1826. 
W"^. Earlye to Isabella McCroghan, April 28, 1825. 
Thomas Tuckfield to Mary Larrabee, Jan. 23, 1767. 
John Taylor to Mrs. Mary Robinson, Oct. 11, 1830. 

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Peletiah Fernald to Mrs. Abigail Eldridge, June 4, 1768. 
Stephen Finney to Lucy Wilson, Dec. 27, 1829. 

Rev. Samuel Fuller of Providence, to Charlotte Kinsman Greenleaf, July 13, 1830. 
W"\ Goulding to Nancy Loring, March 14, 1827. 

George P. Giddinge of Germantown, Penn., to Penelope M. Hayes of North Yar- 
mouth, March 15, 1828. 
Charles Green to Elizabeth Battiest, June 22, 1830. 
John Hull to Deborah Gushing Francis, Nov. 26, 182 1. 
W^ Hennessy of Cape Elizabeth, to Margt. McLellan, Oct. 2, 1826. 
Dr. Daniel Harwood to Rebecca Elvira Dana, Oct. 20, 1828. 
John Harvey to Mrs. Mary Lewis, March 4, 1831. 
David W. Jack, Esq., to Mary Wyer, Sept. 21, 1829. 
Joseph W. Kittredge to Sarah E. Upham, Nov. 22, 1824. 
Charles F. Kimball to Betsey Waite, Oct. 9, 1823. 
Dr. John Lowther to Rebecca Bradbury, Aug. 28, 1765. 
John Lloyd to Jane Carey, Dec. 6, 1830. 

Timothy McDaniel to Lydia Prout, both of Scarboro, May 22, 1766. 
John Merrill, m.d., to Mary Southgate Boyd, Sept. 26, 1820. 
W™. Moody to Desire Humphrey, July i, 182 1. 
James Mountfort to Mary Shattuck, Nov. 6, 1825. 
James McCarter to Mary Pike, February 18, 182 1. 
Ivory McKenney to Eliza Ann McLellan, Nov. 24, 1825. 
Charles Osborne to Susan Leavis, May 9, 1827. 
James Poland to Mary Forster, March 12, 1767. 
Moses Plumer to Anna Ring, Nov. 9, 1767, both of Scarboro. 
Jere Plumer to Sarah Eldridge, Nov. 9, 1767, same. 

W". Pointer to Lydia Eldredge, Nov. 16, 1767. 
Isaiah Phillips to Jane Johnson, May 19, 1827. 
Samuel Polleys to Sarah B. Deane, Oct. 7, 1827. 
John Peters to Anna Lambert, March 19, 1828. 
John A. Parker of New York, to Catherine Jackson, SejDt. 6, 1824. 
Daniel Poor to Miriam Fullerton, June 14, 1795. 
Samuel Stowell to Patience Buteman, Aug. 17, 1767. 
Moses Shattuck to Mrs. Hannah Goodwin, Nov. 8, 1767. 
Henry Smith to Jane Eliz. Waite, eldest child of Jon'"^ Waite, March 8, 182 1. 
Elias Shaw to Eliza Phillips, May 7, 1822. 

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Alex. Stephenson to Louisa Jones, Sept. 28, 1823. 

Joseph Sheppard to Sally Powers, July 29, 1824. fi'^^Oi^r-o 

Thomas C. Stevens to Mary Ann Bryant, Sept. 26, 1824. "^ '-^'Oo<^ 

Martin Snell to Jane Cutter, March 9, 1825. 

David Smith of Bath, N. H., to Mrs. Lydia Mussey, Feb. 26, 1826. 

John A. Smith to Harriet M. Tracy, Jan. 5, 1827. 

George Smith to Jane Earlye, Oct. 10, 1827. • 

Lorenzo Sabine of Eastport, to Abby R. Deering, July 13, 1829. 

Joseph Riggs jr., to Abigal Westcoat, March 13, 1768. 

Samuel Robbins to Bethiah Robbins, Feb. 2, 1769. 1. 

James Rodick to Anna Newcomb, May 30, 1770. 

Charles Robinson to Mary Johnson, Aug. 23, 1827. 

Philip Wright to Margaret Francis, Aug. 11, 1825. 1 ^ 

James P. Vance to Harriet Beckford, June 20, 1825. ^^ ^^ 



ALEB BRADLEY was born in Dracut, Mass., March 12, 
1772, and was the sixth child of Dea. Amos and EHzabeth 
(Page) Bradley. The mother of Elizabeth Page was Han- 
nah, dau. of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Watts) Dustin; and Jonathan 
Dustin was a son of Thomas and Hannah (Emerson) Dustin ; the 
latter was captured by the Indians in Haverhill, Mass., March 15, 
1697. Her husband bravely defended seven of his children from 
the murderous attacks of the savages and conducted them to a 
place of safety while his house was on fire, and his wife, too feeble 
to fly with an infant child, was left behind. 

Mr. Bradley graduated at Harvard College in 1795, and came to 
Maine that year, or soon after ; he taught school in Bethel and per- 
haps other places, and passed some of his time in Saco. He 

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accepted a call in 1 799 from the original fourth parish in Falmouth 
(the first in Westbrook), to become their pastor, and he was duly 
ordained and instituted into that office Oct. 9, 1799, as the successor 
of the Rev. Thomas Browne, the first pastor, who died Oct. 18, 
1797. Mr. Bradley continued in the pastorate of this parish until 
the ordination of his successor, the Rev. Henry C. Jewett, April 29, 
1829; but did not thereafter cease to perform the duties of a min- 
ister whenever called upon in Westbrook or the neighboring towns 
until a short time before his decease. He married ist, Nov. 16, 
1 80 1, Miss Sarah Crocker, who was at the time living w^ith the 
widow of the Rev. Mr. Browne. 

The ofiiciating minister, Rev. Nathaniel Stone, then of Windham, 
Me., was his classmate in college. His wife died April 27, 182 i. 
He married 2d, November i, 1827, Mrs. Susanna (Webb) widow of 
Nathaniel Patridge of Saccarappa, on which occasion the Rev. 
Thaddeus Pomeroy of Gorham, Me., officiated. This wife died 
Nov. 3, 1843. He married 3d, Dec. 26, 1844, Mrs. Abigail (Loring) 
the 2d wife and widow of Capt. James Codman of Gorham. She 
was born in Halifax, Mass., July 23, 1779, and was the daughter of 
Ignatius Loring, and a sister to the late Capt. George Loring of 
Portland. She died Aug. 17, 1854. Her husband survived until 
June 2, 1 86 1, when he died at the age of 89 years. He was a man 
distinguished for his wit and sociability, and was withal a man of 
undoubted piety, and honest in his convictions concerning all sub- 
jects in which he became interested. The homestead of Mr. Brad- 
ley in Westbrook was formerly the property of the First Parish in 
Portland, and was improved by the Rev. Samuel Deane, who it is 
said, was a good farmer, and in his diary for 1791, says: "Raised 
on my lot this year 70 bushels potatoes, 50 do. French turnips, 40 
do. English turnips, 5 do. peas, 2 do. Buckwheat, 500 Cabbages, 70 

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bushels Carrots, 3 do. parsnips, 4 do. Beets." This farm of 38 acres 
was sold by the First Parish to Ignatius Loring by deed dated April 
1 7' 1 797- Mr. Loring built the house and sold the lot with the build- 
ings thereon standing to Thomas Webster, June 8, 1798, who with 
his wife Mary for ^2,430, conveyed the property to Caleb Bradley, 
clerk, June 12, 1800 {Cumberland Deeds, xxx. 2og; xxxiii, ^2). The 
frame of the house was brought by Ignatius Loring from Halifax, 
Mass., the timber having been previously hewn and made ready for 
erection. The locality of the Bradley house he calls in his diary, 
" Federal Corner," perhaps in allusion to his having been in the 
early part of the century a staunch Federalist. 


Thomas Dustin^ m. Hannah Emerson, Dec. 23, 1677, They 
had thirteen children, one of whom was Jonathan,^ b. Jan. 15, 1692; 
d. 1722; m. Elizabeth Watts. They had six children, one of whom 
was Hannah,^ b. May 8, 171 7; m. Joshua Page, February 19, 1735. 
They had Elizabeth,* b. 1735, m. Amos Bradley. She d. July, 1825. 
They had eleven children : 

1 Amos, b. May 3, 1758. 7 Martha, b. Jan. 30, 1774. 

2 Joshua, b. Oct. 2, 1762. 8 Ruth, b. May 21, 1775. 

3 Elizabeth, b. Feb. 25, 1766. 9 Nehemiah, b. Sept. 20, 1776. 

4 Hannah, b. Mar. i, 1768. 10 Sarah, b. Nov. 21, 1777. 

5 Joseph, b. Dec. 22, 1769. 11 Rhoda, b. Oct. 18, 1779. 

6 Caleb,5 b. Mar. 12, 1772. 

Subscribers to the settlement of the Rev. Caleb Bradley, pastor 
of the Congregational church in Westbrook. 

Falmouth, June 24, 1799. 

John Johnson 

5 dollars 

Samuel Batts 

12 dollars 

Isaac Lobdell 

ID dollars 

Joshua Stevens 

ID dollars 

Archelaus Lewis 

10 dollars 

Jonathan Sparrow, 

6 dollars 

Isaac Sawyer 

ID dollars 

Joseph Lunt 

10 dollars 

Andrew Titcomb, 

10 dollars 


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William Shaw 5 dollars 
Samuel Fickett 5.20 dollars 

William Lamb 6 dollars 

Jonathan Winslow 5 dollars 

Dean Frye 2 dollars 

Caleb Kimball 3 dollars 

Samuel Pike 5 dollars 

Jotham Partridge 2 dollars 

John Starbird 3 dollars 

Simeon Bailey 2 dollars 

Joseph Bell 2 dollars 

Jeremiah Barker, 8 dollars 

David Bailey 4 dollars 

Stephen Riggs, jun., 4 dollars 

James Riggs 2 dollars 

John Porterfield 3 dollars 

Mark Knight 2 dollars 

Thomas Peirce 2 dollars 

Silas Hamlinton 2 dollars 

Joshua Shaw 2 dollars 

Jonathan Hayes 2 dollars 

Daniel Grossman 2 dollars 

William Bisbee 2 dollars 

George Tate 2 dollars 

Peleg Mitchel 2 dollars 

Joseph Chenery 2 dollars 

Joseph Chamberlain i dollar 

Charles Pierce 2 dollars 

David Trickey i dollar 

Jos. H. Waterhouse 2 dollars 
Peppl. Frost 12.50 dollars 

David Trickey jun., i dollar 

Ephraim Broad 3 dollars 

James Means 9 dollars 

Crispus Graves 2 dollars 

William Harper 6 dollars 

Asa Knight 2 dollars 

John Waterhouse, 4 dollars 

Thomas Pennell 
James Bailey 
Daniel Conant 
Robert Waterhouse 
James Moses 2.37 
Ammi R. Wise 
Daniel Dole, jun., 
Ignatius Loring 
John Blake jun 
John Goold 
James Blake 
Silas Howell 
Enoch Freeman 
Jonathan Webb 
Solomon Haskel jun 
Mark Haskel 
Samuel Lary 
Joseph Adams 
William Babb jun 
Peter Babb 2 

Joseph Bosworth 
Timothy Galvin 
Shadruck Chapman 
Samuel Holmes 
Randall Johnson 
Richard Johnson 
Alexander Johnson 
Nathaniel Knight 3 
Mark Babb 
John I/ibby 
Edward Lowell 
Adam Sloan 
George Knight 
Moses Dyer 
John Knight 
James Webb 
Daniel Maxfield 
William Slemons 

3 dollars 

4 dollars 
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5 dollars 
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6 dollars 
ID dollars 

4 dollars 

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2 dollars 
2 dollars 

2 dollars 

4 dollars 
ID dollars 

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5 dollars 
3 dollars 
5 dollars 
3 dollars 

.50 dollars 
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2 dollars 
2 dollars 

2 dollars 

3 dollars 
2 dollars 

.10 dollars 

1 dollar 

2 dollars 
2 dollars 
2 dollars 

2 dollars 
I dollar 

1 dollar 

3 dollars 

2 dollars 
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Thomas Knight 
Simeon Sawyer 
Samuel Hilton 
Joseph Beels 
Zach. B. Stevens 
Samuel Sawyer 
Daniel Bryant 
Simeon Hilton 
Josiah Bery 
James Barbour 
Nathl Wilson 
Isaac Stevens 
Butler Jones 
John Harvey 
Thomas Seal 
Joseph Merrill 
William Holmes 
Anthony Morse 
Ephraim Morse 
William Merrill 
Joseph Storer 
Brackett Sawyer 
Thomas Morse 
Jona. Sawyer jun 
Othniel Merrill 
Isaac Bailey 
Nathl. Winslow 
Jeremiah Riggs 
John Elder 
Charles Walker 
Daniel Bailey 
Isaac Bailey 
Miles Winslow 
Josiah Bailey jun 
Jeremiah Johnson 
Elijah Bond 
Benjamin Larabee 

5 dollars 
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2 dollars 
2 dollars 
2 dollars 

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2 dollars 
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2 dollars 
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I dollar 

I dollar 

1 dollar 

2 dollars 
5 dollars 
2 dollars 

October i6, 1801. This day the subscribers, ladies, of FahTiouth, 
convened at my house, and out of friendship and respect, presented 
(me) with a handsome blue broadcloth cloak, for which I returned 
them my most hearty thanks. They also gave a handsome curtain 

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Mary March, 
Martha Waterhouse, 
Hannah Fickett, 

Mary Siemens, 
Phebe Herrick, 
Phebe Thomes, 
Sally Bond, 
Sally Haskell, 
Eliza Merrill, 
Mary Winslow, 
Eliza Pike, 
Eunice Conant, 
Joanna Frye, 

Nancy Patten, 
Lucy Jones, 
Nancy Mitchel, 
Ann Seal, 
Mercy Butts, 
Rebecca Chenery, 
Nabby Knight, 
Anne Riggs, 
Anna Webb, 

One dollar 

for the pulpit window. The following are the names of the ladies 
and the sums they subscribed : 

Mary Lobdell, One dollar Mary Siemens, One dollar 

Rebecca Titcomb, " 

Lucy Broad, " 

Eliza Lewis, " 

Rhoda Partridge, " 

Eunice Quimby, " 

Hannah Tate, " 


Rev. Henry C. Jewett became pastor of the church in West- 
brook, Apr. 29, 1829, and continued five years. He was succeeded 
by Rev. Joseph Lane, Dec. 29, 1836; dismissed Oct. 24, 1838. He 
was succeeded by Rev. Jotham Sewell jr., Oct. 21, 1839; dismissed 
Oct. 14, 1842. The old meeting-house was torn down in the spring 
of 1835, and a new one erected on the same spot and dedicated 
Oct. 26 the same year. 

On a headstone in Evergreen Cemetery, near Portland, is in- 
scribed the following : 



June 2, 1861, 

^t. 89. 

Pastor of the Cong. Ch, 

in Westbrook from 

lygg to i82g. 


his wife 

died April 27, 182 1, 

^t. 41. 

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\Co72tiniied fro7Ji Vol. II, page i8o^ 
{73) Joseph and Sally (Skillings, no) Skillings. 

1 Rebecca, b. Sept. 19, 1805; m. Jesse Straw. 

2 Alvin C, b. Aug. 23, 1807 ; m. Lucy M. Libby, Oct. 11, 1830. 

3 Eunice N., b. Oct. 10, 1809; m. Elisha S. Duran, Aug. 24, 1834. 

4 Leonard, b. Dec. 8, 181 1 ; m. Susan Skillings (dau. of Samuel, iii). 

5 Mary Ann, b. Aug. 5, 1814; m. Josiah Skillings (dau. of Samuel, iii). 

6 Julina A., b. March 25, 1S19; m. Wm. Higgins, Nov. 29, 1840. 

7 Joseph, died young. 

Alvin C. and Lucy (Libby) Skillings. 

1 Emily C, b. May 13, 1832; m. James Harris, Dec. 18, 1853. 

2 Joseph W., b. May 26, 1834; m. Angie Skillin, Aug. 25, 1865. 

3 Charles E., b. March 3, 1837 ; m. Sarah Knight, Sept. 17, 1862. 

4 Sarah E., b. Jan. 18, 1840 ; died 1847. 

5 Annie R., b. Dec. 3, 1841 ; m. Edwin Skilling, Aug. 25, 1S64. 

6 Lottie L., b. July 11, 1S44 ; m. Silas Skillings, May i, 1865. 

7 Lucy E., b. Sept. 11, 1S53 ; died young. 

Leonard and Susan Skillings. 

1 Silas A., b. Jan. 4, 1838 ; ra. Lottie Skillings, May i, 1865. 

2 Maria F., b. Dec. 25, 1840; unmarried. 

3 John, b. Aug. 18, 1842; m. Jennie Brown. 

4 Adeline, b. June 14, 1845; i^- Alonzo Brown. 

5 Cyrus, b. 1847; died 1871. 

6 James, b. 1852 ; died young. 

7 Leonard, b. Nov., 1854 ; unmarried. 

8 Pliram, b. 1857 ; m. Jennie . 

(77) Edward and Eunice (Libby) Skillings. 

1 Simeon, m. Harmon. 

2 Thomas, m. Eliza A. Libby, Feb. 15, 1822. 

3 Edward, m. Elizabeth R. Hayes, May 25, 1843. 

4 Almira, m. Haskell. 

5 Lucinda, m. Smith. 

Edward and Olive (Black), 2d wife 

6 Eunice, m. Smith. 

7 Cephas, m. . 

8 John F., m. . 

9 Olive, m. Josei)h Hawkes. 

10 Elizabeth, m. Thomas H. Williams. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 41 



HE following is a petition drawn up by the selectmen of 
Sanford, Aug. 26, 1808, and. by vote of the town trans- 
mitted by them to the President : 

" To THE President of the United States : 

" The Inhabitants of the Town of Sanford in the County of 
York (Massachusetts) in legal town meeting assembled beg leave 
respectfully to represent, that they living in a barren and cold part 
of the United States are under the necessity of having recourse to 
the Lumber which their forests produce for a subsistence, that since 
the Embargo was laid their Lumber neats them merely nothing, 
that they are considerably in debt and owe Taxes which they can- 
not pay without making a very great sacrifice of what little interest 
they have, that they as Americans mean to be subject to the Laws 
and Constitution of the United States and would not ask for any- 
thing unbecoming freemen or injurious to the Nation, that they 
have waited patiently under all their embarrassments hoping the 
Embargo would have the desired effect. And as it has appeared 
to them for some time that the Embargo has not, and they are 
afraid will not effect what Congress intended it should, they 
therefore pray that the Embargo in whole or in part may be sus- 
pended according to the powers vested by Congress in the Presi- 
dent of the United States, and if any doubts should exist of the 
competency of those powers they would humbly request that Con- 
gress may be convened as early as will be convenient for the 

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purpose of taking the subject into consideration, and they as in 

duty bound will ever pray, 

"Ezra Thompson,"! Committee 
"Elisha Allen, \ of the Town 
" RuFus Bennett, J of Saiifordr 

The President's reply: 

MEETING assembled: 

"Your representation and request were received on the 8th 
instant and have been considered with the attention due to every 
expression of the sentiments and feelings of so respectable a body 
of my fellow citizens. No person has seen with more concern than 
myself, the inconveniences brought on our country in general by 
the circumstances of the times in which we happen to live ; times 
to which the history of nations presents no parallel. For years we 
have been looking as spectators on our brethren of Europe, afflicted 
by all those evils which necessarily follow an abandonment of the 
moral rules which bind men and nations together, connected with 
them in friendship and commerce, we have happily so far kept aloof 
from their calamitous conflicts, by a steady observance of justice 
towards all, by much forbearance, and multiplied sacrifices. At 
length however, all regard to the rights of others having been 
thrown aside, the belligerent Powers have beset the highway of 
commercial intercourse with Edicts which taken together expose 
our commerce and mariners, under almost every destination, a prey 
to their fleets and armies. Each party indeed would admit our 
commerce with themselves, with the view of associating us in their 
war against the other, but we have wished war with neither. Under 
these circumstances were passed the laws of which you complain, 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 43 

by those delegated to exercise the powers of legislation for you, 
with every sympathy of a common interest in exercising them faith- 
fully. In reviewing these measures therefore we should advert to the 
difficulties out of which a choice was of necessity to be made. To 
have submitted our rightful commerce to prohibitions and tributary 
exactions from others would have been to surrender our independ- 
ence. To resist them by arms was war, without consulting the state 
of things or the choice of the nation. The alternative preferred by 
the Legislature of suspending a commerce placed under such un- 
exampled difficulties besides saving to our citizens their property, 
and our mariners to their country, has the peculiar advantage of 
giving time to the belligerent nations to revise a conduct as con- 
trary to their interests as it is to our rights. 

" In the event of such peace or suspension of hostilities between 
the belligerent Powers of Europe, or of such change in their meas- 
ures affecting neutral commerce as may render that of the U. S. 
sufficiently safe in the judgment of the President, he is authorized 
to suspend the Embargo; but no peace or suspension of hostilities, 
no change of measures affecting neutral commerce, is known to 
have taken place. The Orders of England, and the Decrees of 
France and Spain, existing at the date of these laws, are still unre- 
pealed, as far as we know. In Spain indeed a contest for the gov- 
ernment appears to have arisen ; but of its course or prospects we 
have no information on which prudence would undertake a hasty 
change in our policy, even were the Authority of the Executive 
competent to such a decision. 

" You desire that, in this defeat of power. Congress may be 
specially convened; it is unnecessary to examine the evidence or 
the character of the facts which are supposed to dictate such a call, 
because you will be sensible, on an attention to dates, that the legal 

44 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

period of their meeting is as early as, in this extensive country, they 
could be fully convened, by a special call. 

" I should, with great willingness, have executed the wishes of the 
Inhabitants of Sanford, had peace, or a repeal of the obnoxious 
Edicts, or other changes, produced the case in which alone the laws 
have given me that authority: and so many mxOtives of justice and 
interest lead to such changes, that we ought continually to expect 
them. But while these edicts remain, the Legislature alone can pre- 
scribe the course to be pursued. 

" Th : Jefferson 
"Sep. lo, 1808." 


\From Portsmouth Daily Evening Times?\ 

HE Point of Graves Cemetery is the oldest known bury- 
ing place within the limits of Portsmouth in its earliest 
history. The first mention of this place as a town burying 
ground is made in 1671, when, as it is recorded, "A General Towne 
Meeting was held on y^ 24th of May, and the following action was 
taken " : 

Whereas there hath long bin a controversy between the towne and Mr. John 
Pickerin about the propriety of the burying place upon the neck of land upon which 
he now liveth, there is by mutual consent betwixt both parties this agreement made 
and final issue put to the s'^ controversie as followeth viz : 

That the towne shall have free liberty without any molestation to inclose about 
half an acre of land on the said place where people h?ve been wont to be buried 
which said land shall be impropriated forever unto the use of a burying place, only 
the s'^ John Pickerin and his heirs forever shall have the liberty of feeding the said 
land with neat cattle, without any molestation from any of the towne aforesaid, 

Maine Historical and Genealo epical Recorder. 45 

provided if any of the fence be broken downe by occasion of his feeding it, the 
said Pickerin, his heirs, &:c., shall be obliged to make it up within two days after it 
is so broken downe. The land is already laid out and bounded and staked by the 
selectmen and John Pickerin. . . . The same right and title that the said 
Pickerin hath formerly had, he, his heirs and assyns shall have forever. Provided 
also that the towne, or any of them, as there is occasion, shall have liberty to pass 
over the land of the said Pickerin to bury their dead. This agreement was voted 
and consented unto by the towne at the said general town meeting; Consented 
unto also by the said John Pickering at the time aforesaid. 

The John Pickering mentioned in the above document seems to 
have been one of the leading men of the town, as to him many im- 
portant matters were intrusted. His land extended from the South 
mill to the Universalist church, embracing the whole territory be- 
tween those points and the river. As early as 1636 he came here 
from Massachusetts, and originally from England. His residence 
was near the present location of the Marcy shipyard, and the land 
on which the Old South church was built, as well as the Point cf 
Graves cemetery, was a part of his farm. He died about 1669, and 
his remains were deposited in the sacred enclosure which he granted 
to the town. His farm was inherited by his son John, and remained 
in the family for many years. 

Some of our readers may be interested to know who is buried in 
this old graveyard, and we have obtained from the moss covered 
tablets which mark the resting places of many of the early residents 
the inscriptions upon all the stones which now remain. It is very 
evident that there are many more graves than we have any record 
of, for the earliest date we can find is that upon the slab set up in 
memory of Anne, wife of Mr. George Jaffry, who died in 1682. 
There are several stones bearing dates prior to 1 700, but most of 
those now remaining were erected in the earlier years of 1 700, and 
but a few since 1800. We give below a complete list of all the 

46 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

stones to be found, and in many cases the entire inscriptions, there 
being pecuHar expressions and suggestive sentences, which will 
doubtless be of interest to our readers : 

In memory of two children of William and Mary Shaw, Abraham died May ist, 

1817, aged 4 1-2 months, and Elizabeth died March 25, 1825, aged 26 mos. 
Capt. James Drisco, died March 19, 1812, aged 62 years. Elizabeth Drisco, consort 

to Capt. James Drisco, died Aug. 25, 1805, aged 54 years. 
Nathaniel Marshall, died March 22, 18 12, aged 68 years. 
John Clark, died April 15th, 1694, aged 29 years. 
Samuel Jackson. This stone stood very near that of John Clark, and nothing but 

the name being discernible, and that with difficulty. 
James Lovitt, died April 4, 17 18, aged 65 years. 
Nehemiah Partridge, died Feb. 12th, 1709, aged 46 years. 
William Partridge, died May 13th, 17 18, aged 47 years. 

Samuel Waterhouse, died January i, 1744, aged 38 years. Also Elizabeth Water- 
house, the wife of Mr. Samuel Waterhouse, died 1736, aged 29 years. 
Mrs. Elizabeth Pierce, wife to Mr. George Pierce, deceased May y^ 4th, 1732, in y® 

45 year of her age. 
Here lyes buried the body of Mr. John Plaisted, Junr., aged 29 years, died October 

y*^ 12th, 1712. 
Here lyes y*^ body of Mrs. Mehitable Gerrish, wife to Mr. Benjamin Gerrish, aged 

21 years, who deceased Jan. y*^ 3rd, 17 15. She lived beloved and died 

Here lyes buried y^ body of Mrs. Elizabeth, y^ wife of Doctor Robert Pike, aged 27 

years, who deceased y^ 5th of February in year 17 19, or 1720. 
Here lyes interred y*^ body of Mrs. Jane Meserue, wife to Collo. Nathaniel Meserue, 

who departed this life June y*" i8th, Anno Domini, 1749, in y^ 50th year of 

her age. 
Here lyes interred the body of Mrs. Mary March, relict of Dr. Clement March, who 

departed this life April 7th, 1759, ^Etatis 80 years. 
Here lyes interred the body of Mrs. Sarah Sargent, who departed this life August 

21, 1771, yl'^tatis 74 years. In honor of and filial respect and affection to 

her memory, this stone is placed by her children. The memory of the just 

is blessed. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 47 

Here lyes buried y® body of Mrs. Elizabeth Pierce wife to Mr. Joshua Pierce, de- 
ceased Jan. 13, 1 7 17, in y^ 42 year of her age. 
Here lyes y^ body of Thomas, son to Thomas and Mary Phipps, deceased Jan. y® 

6th, 1712. 
Here lies buried the body of Mrs. Agnes Shurburne, died Oct. loth, 1692. 
Here lies buried the body of Mr. John Shackford, aged 60 years, died Oct. y® 3rd, 

In memory of Anne, wife of George Jaffrey, Esq., aged 18 years, died Dec. y® 6th, 

John Hoddy, aged 36 years, deceased July 17th, 1684. 
In memory of Samuel Griffith, Esq., departed this life December 11, 1775, aged 44 

Here lies the body of Samuel Griffith, son of Mr. Samuel and Abigail Griffith, who 

died April 21st, 1759, aged 3 years, 10 months. 
Here lies buried the body of Miles Ward Griffith, son of Samuel and Abigail 

Griffith, aged 2 years, 3 months, who died April 25, 1759. 
On another stone are the names of Moses Griffith, who died in 1747, and Nathaniel, 

Mary and William, who died in infancy in 1737, 1738, and 1742. 
Here lies buried the body of Hannah Grant, wife of Capt. John Grant, who de- 
parted this life Sept. i8th, 1769, aged 58 years. 
In memory of Mrs. Deborah Griffith, wife of Mr. John Griffith, who departed this 

life March 20, 1747, aged 65 years. 
Here lies buried the body of Mrs. Abigail Carlo, wife of Mr. William Carlo, who 

departed this life, Sept. 27, 1767, aged 41 years. 
Here lyeth y^ body of Sarah Redford, died May 16, 1695, aged 29 years. 
Here lyeth y^ body of Elizabeth Frost, died May y*^ 21st, 1696, in y^ 14th year of 

her age. 
Mary Kears, aged 58 years, deceased August the 17th, 171 1. 
John Rogers, son of y^ Reverend Mr. Nathaniel and Mrs. Sarah Rogers, aged 5 

years, 6 months, died February 18, 17 19. 
Here lies y^ body of Mrs. Elizabeth Flatson, aged 45 years, died January, 1704. 
Elizabeth, daughter to y^ Rev. Mr. Nathaniel and Mrs. Sarah Rogers, aged 17 

months, died Oct. 30, 1704. 
Here lies y^ body of Mr. Samuel Jackson, aged 53 years, deceased April 13th, 1732. 
Mary Jackson, daughter to Samuel and Elizabeth Jackson, aged i year, 3 months, 

died August 30, 1729. 

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Here lyeth buried y^ body of John Jackson, aged 33 years, died Jan. 26, 1690. 
Daniel Jackson, son to Daniel and Johanna, aged 13 years, 7 months, died Nov. 27, 

Mrs. Elizabeth Wrinkley, died April 6, 1729. 

John Moffat, son of John and Katherine, aged 11 years, 8 mos., died Dec. 17, 1736. 
Benjamin, son of Joseph and Keturah Allcock, aged 6 months, died Feb. 28, 1720, 
John Libbey, son of John and Mary Libbey, died March 28, 1785, aged 4 years. 
Mary Libbey, wife of John Libbey, aged 35 years, died July 21, 1705. 
Mr. Richard Webber, aged 82 years, died May 25, 1720. Lydia Webber, wife of 

Richard, aged 69 years, died April 30, 172 1. 
William, son of Henry and Sarah Nicholson, infant, died March 19, 17 18. 
Sarah Loud and Abigail Loud. No dates discernible. The stone is very roughly 

engraven and is evidently a very old one. 
At his own special request we have here deposited the remains of Capt. Daniel 

Huntress, who departed this life May 5, 1820, aged 65 years. A worthy, 

honest man. 
In memory of Mr. Joshua Lang Huntress, who died Dec. 21, 1802, MX. 50 years. 
Anna Huntress, widow of the late Capt. Joshua L. Huntress, died April 17, 1847, 

aged 98 years. 
Sacred to the memory of Daniel Huntress, who died Aug. 26, 1807, aged 24 years. 
Robert Handesyde, age 28 years, died July 23, 1705. 
Sarah Loud, wife of John Loud, died August 25, 1738. 
Capt. William Fellows, died April 12, 1737, aged 71 years. 
Nathaniel S. Nelson, died June 21, 1846, aged 47 years. 

Elizabeth Fellows, wife of Capt. William, died Oct. 3rd, 1732, aged 61 years. 
Here lies buried Mrs. Elizabeth Blunt, the amiable consort to Capt. Robert Blunt, 

died Feb. 12, 1802, aged 32 years. 
Mrs. Alice Safford, consort of Mr. Thomas Safford, aged 26 years, died Jan. 14, 

Mrs. Elizabeth Ayers, died Jan. 29, aged 81 years. 
William Safford, died June 6, 1826, aged 26 years. 
Miss Sarah Ayers, died Jan, 12, 1827, aged 66 years. 
John Safford, died Oct. 29, 1827, aged 25 years. 
Mary Safford, died March ist, 1832, aged 88 years. 

Alice Ayers, wife to Edward Ayers, died 9th February, 17 18, aged 53 years. 
Edward Ayers, died 30th of November, 1723, aged 65 years. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 49 

John Moulton, son to Joseph and Abigail Moulton, aged 7 years, died October y® 

7th, 1719. 
John Simes, y® son of John and Hannah Simes, aged 13 months, died Aug. 2, 1725. 
In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Lear, wife of Capt. Tobias Lear, who died July 21st, 

1774, aged 54 years. 
In memory of Capt. Tobias Lear, died Nov. 6, 1781, aged 45 years. 
Here lies the remains of Mrs. Mary Leah, the widow of Capt. Tobias Lear, who 

died the 24th of May, 1829, aged 90 years. 
Captain Daniel Lang, died July 24th, 1757, aged 36 years. 

Susannah Simpson, wife of Thomas Simpson, aged 72 years, died March 12, 1739. 
John and Rebecca Baxter, died Feb. 15 and 21st, 1698, aged i year, 5 months. 
Alexander, son of Joseph and Jane Sweet, died March 20, 17 15, infant. 
Lucy Moulton, wife of Capt. Daniel Moulton, died Feb. 27, 1733, aged 37 years. 
Joseph Langdon, Jr., son of Capt. Mark Langdon, died Oct. 30, 1749, aged 25 years. 
Tobias Langdon, son to Mark Langdon, aged 2 years, 8 months, died Feb. 28, 1727. 
George Tarins and his wife, died Jan. 23, 1798. 
Mehitable Langdon, wife of Deacon Mark Langdon, died Oct. 7, 1762, aged (^t^ 

Mrs. Mary Jackson, widow of Joseph Jackson, died 15th June, 1763, in the 90th 

year of her age. 
Joseph Small, died Oct. 4th, 1720, aged 40 years. 
Mrs. Mary Blagdon, wife to Dr. Samuel Blagdon, aged 75 years, died Dec. nth, 

Thomas Collins, son to Mr. John and Mrs. Sarah Collins, aged 16 years, 3 months, 

died Feb. ist, 1729. 
Mr. Philip Siveret, aged 40 years, died Dec. 20, 1689. 
Obadiah Marshall, died Sept. 12, 1746. 
Richard Jose, aged 48 years, died Sept. 23, 1707. 
Hannah Ayers, aged 54 years, died Jan. 12, 17 18 or 19. 
Capt. Jethio Furber, died April 9th, 1738, aged 56 years. 
Here lyeth the body of William Button, of Jersey, aged 37 years, died y^ 19th day 

of October, 1693. Buried by Clement Lempriere and Tho Button. 
Samuel Wentworth, sen., died Mch. y*^ 25, 1690, in y® 50th year of his age. 
Daniel Wentworth, Jan. y® 5th, 1690, aged 22 years. 
Hannah Wentworth, wife to Samuel Wentworth, died Feb. y^ 2nd, in y^ 24th year 

of her age. 


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Here lyes y® body of Mrs. Mary, y*^ wife of Capt. Samuel Hart, died June 25, 1714, 

aged 35 years. 
Sarah Macpheadris, daughter of Archibald and Sarah Macpheadris, aged 2 months, 

died April nth, 17 19. 
Margaret, daughter of David and Margaret Gardiner, aged 10 months, 11 days, 

died Jan. 22, 1720. 
Elisha Baurd, died May 27, 17 18, aged 57 years. 
John Dennett, Esq., aged 63 years, died May 5, 1709. 
At her own request, Mrs. Eleanor Shackford, who lived to the age of 90 years, she 

died the 4th of Feb., 1804 
Thomas Jackson, died Jan. 29th, 1833, aged 68 years. 
Sarah Jackson, died June nth, 1834, aged 64 years. 

Here lyeth buried Frances Messer, aged 58 years, deceased Dec. 19th, 1692. 
Eleanor Loud, died April 23, 1697. 
Mrs. Mary Cameron, wife of William Cameron, died March 13, 1742, aged 33 

years, 6 months. 
Andrew Boyd, son of James and Margaret Boyd, died May 8th, 1727. 
Mary Ingraham, wife to Moses Ingraham, died December 3, 1720. 
John Corcoran, son of John and Isabel Corcoran, died August 9, 1736, aged 3 years. 

The Vaughan Monument, erected last spring, by Col. Richard 
Cutts Shannon, of New York, a descendant of Governor Vaughan, 
serves as a memorial of several members of the Vaughan family, 
as the remains of no less than twenty-eight persons are known to 
be buried beneath it. The inscriptions upon this monument are 
as follows : 

Here lyeth the body of Margaret, the wife of William Vaughan and 
daughter of the late Richard Cutt, Esq., who departed this life 2 2d Jan- 
uary Ano 1690, aged 40 years. 

Also y® bodys of Mary, wife of Geo. Vaughan, Esqr., Dau'tr of An- 
drew Belcher, Esqr., who Dec'd Febry 3d, 1699, in y'' 20th year of her 
Age and y'' Dau'tr at 3 Dayes old and were Inter'd together. 

Maine Historical and Ge7iealogical Recorder, 51 

William Vaughan 

Emigrated from England about 1660. 

Member of the Royal Council for N. H. 1680-17 15. 

Major Commandant Provincial Forces. 

Justice of the Court of Common Pleas 1 680-1 686. 

Chief Justice of the Superior Court 1708-17 15. 

Died 1719. 

George Vaughan, 
Son of Wm. and Margaret Vaughan, 

Born April 13, 1676, 

Graduated at Harvard Coll., 1696, 

Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, 1707-17 15, 

Lt. Governor of New Hampshire, 1715-1717. 

Died Dec, 1724. 

Elizabeth, wife of Lt.-Gov. George Vaughan, 

and daughter of Robert E lot 

Died Dec. 7, 1750. Aged 68. 

In Memoriam. 

Lt.-Col. William Vaughan, 

Son of Lt.-Gov. George and Elizabeth Vaughan, 

Born Sept. 12, 1703, 

Graduated at Harvard Coll., 1722, 

Projected the Expedition against 

Louisburg 1745, and successfully led the 

Assaulting Column. 

Died in London, Dec, 1746. 

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After my humble service presented : these are to entreat 
your favour in y^ behalfe of the bearer hereof m^ NeaP (& 
also y^ desire of meny of y^ good people here) y^ He may haue y^ 
place of Clerk for y^ recording of births & burialls in Salem He 
was a gentleman born & bred, but by afflicting providence brought 
into a low condition, while He lived at Casco He was Clerk of y^ 
Court there & had Magistraticall Power till ye Indian warre when 
he was burned out & also flying for his life with his family hither 
to Salem, where he hath lived euer since a member of y^ Church 
here having been servicable in teaching an inferior School & now 
grown into age, it would be very acceptable to y^ good people of 
this place if he may haue y^ foresaid Clerkship it may be some small 
support to him. but if Shepard should haue it, it would be a grief 
to y^ hearts of many. He being a stranger & of ill report & few y^ 
are good would haue anything to do with him, but m^ Gidny is 
well acquainted with m^ Neal. 

So commending you to y^ grace of God — Christ Jesus I rest 

Your humble Servant 

Salem, Aug. 9 John Higginson. 

86 (Mass. Arch., 242-337). 

1683. "Mis. Katherine Nanny^ having a good and legall Interest 
of a certain point or neck of land at Yorke commonly called Mis 
Gorges Poynt, as Executrix to her first husband Mr Robt Nanny 

^ See note to page 259, Vol. II, Recorder, for this Francis Neale. 
'^Called in another place "alias Nayler." 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 53 

deed, whieh was possessed by Edward Rishworth possessed & im- 
proved several years from y^ right of y^ s^ Robert Nanny. " 

(Court Records.) 
She was daughter of the celebrated Rev. John Wheelwright, the founder of the town of Wells, 
baptized at Bilsby, Eng., 4 Nov., 1630, was brought by her parents to this country, arriving at Bos- 
ton 26 May, 1636; she married i, Robert Nanny, who came in the Increase, 1635, f^om London to 
Richmond Island, was of that place and Saco, afterwards removing to Dover where he was taxed in 
1649, thence to Boston, where he was a merchant, leaving an estate appraised at ^1089, and owning 
part of an estate in Barbadoes ; of the seven children she bore him, but two seem to have survived 
their father's death, 27 Aug., 1663, Thomas and Mary only being named in his will, besides one an- 
ticipated. She married 2, Edward Naylor, a merchant of Boston, and bore him two daughters. 
Savage says, " perhaps he removed, as his estate was taken on execution for debt to John Freake in 
1673"; ^i^d the fact that Rev. Mr. Wheelwright petitioned the Court for a divorce for his daughter 
Nanny from Edw. Naylor [Mass. Arch., 9-63) strengthens that surmise. Edward Rishworth was 
her brother-in-law, having married Susanna, another daughter of Rev. Mr. Wheelwright. Her 
name is not included among the six daughters enumerated by Savage. Had it not been overlooked 
there might have been less misunderstanding as to the family name of Mary, the divine's second 
wife. This daughter was named for her grandmother Susanna Hutchinson, who came to Wells, 
lived and died in her daughter's household. 

II Oct., 1679. John Alden, aged 42, deposes, that in the winter 
of 1678 at Boston he went with George Pearson and saw him pay 
Richard Bray ^29 for part of Cousins Island, and heard Bray say 
"y^ he never gave but one deed to his sonn John Bray & y* runne 
Jn this tenour, y^ after the death of his said sonn John Bray Jt was 
to returne to his brother Nath^^ another son of the s^ Richd 

Bray's." (York Reg., 3-66.) 

Thomas Kemble, aged 58, deposes in substance the same, and 
adds " w^"^ I had drawn said deed." (id.) 

8 Jan'y, 1678. "Jane Bray now in Boston relict of Sam^^ Bray, 
sonn of Richard Bray blacksmith of Boston aforesaid taylour," 
quitclaim deed of Cousins Island. (id., 3-41.) 

These extracts throw additional light upon the family of Richard Bray, one of the earliest set- 
tlers of Yarmouth. His first record appearance is as a witness to Cleeve's deed to Michael Mitton, 
Jan'y ist, 1650, and York Reg, 3-37, shows that he bought, with other laiid, 3 Feb., 1650, one-half of 
Cousins' Island of John Cousins, a still earlier settler, whose advent was in 1627 to Saco, and whose 

54 . Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

occupation dated from 1639, and whose record title, thereabouts, was obtained by a deed from Rich- 
ard Vines in 1645, ^^^^ again from George Cleeve in 1647. I'"^ 1664 Bray bought of Thomas Drake 
a plantation on the " Foreside " or "Neck" between Goodman Carter and John Maine. His 
daughter Hannah Hazelton, deposes ( Willis MSS., N., 140), that at the outbreak of the Indian war 
(1676) she, being then 16 years old, was living [presumably] with her father on the Neck by Cousins' 
River, but that he had dwelt for some time previously on the Island ; then removing to York; thence 
he must have removed to Boston, where he is found in 1679, ^'^^ ^^^ apparently temporarily been 
also in 1670. In 1685 he had returned to Casco; and perhaps was after that the gunners-mate 
Savage gives as of Boston again in 1687 ; — an occupation not irreconcilable with his known trade of 

An interesting bit of family history is disclosed by other deeds and depositions. It appears that 
Richard Bray conveyed, 24 Dec, 1669 [Y. Reg., 3-52), the half of the island to his son John: as he 
conveyed the same so soon after, 8 Jan., 1670 ( Ki^^^., 3-35), to George Pearson, a plausible inference 
from the statement the father made in the presence of Alden and Kimball might be that both John 
and Nathaniel had died, and the father was disposing of the reversion — but it is hardly warranted 
by the dates given — audit further appears from a deposition of Nicholas Coole and Ellenor Red- 
ding, before Dep. Gov. Bradstreet ( Y. Reg., 3-84), that John had been living without any formal 
marriage with Ann Lane, the daughter of James Lane, by whom he had a daughter ; and the father 
" Richard Bray also deposeth y* hee never gave consent y* his sonn Bray should marry with y^ sayd 
Ann Lane "; and it seems much more probable that this was a disinheritance, or rather a revocation 
of his former deed to his son, although in that event a question arises what became of Nathaniel's 
reversionary interest, unless, as before suggested, he might have been slain before that time. 

Hannah Hazelton also deposes that two of her brothers, living upon the Island, were killed by 
the Indians as they were looking after their cattle, but omits to name which. 

To condense : Richard and Rebecca Bray had : 

i John, m. (?) Ann Lane, and had a daughter, ? 

ii Nathaniel, m. Mary Sayward, dau. of Henry and Mary. 

iii Samuel, m. Jane ? 

iv Hannah, m. Hazelton. 

It would be interesting to know if those of the name in this vicinity trace descent from this early 
" Founder of Maine." 

1645. Robert Edwards servant to Mr. Matthew Craddocke, 
merchant, George Frost and John Wadlowe, appraisers of the 
estate of Richard Williams of Saco deceased; return dated 15 

June, 1635. (Court Records.) 

This date is noteworthy showing as it does, it is fair to assume, the existence of Courts, and the 
assumption of probate authority by them prior to any fragments that have been preserved to us. 

Richard Williams died about the beginning of March, 1635. " Mr. Jolly [p. 104, Mr. John Jolliffe] 
who took the tayle of Richard Williams bowlts of clapboards in behalf of Thomas [?] Craddocke 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 55 

of London merchant." " Clapboards made upon Mr. Vines plantation." Hugh Mosier ^ a creditor 
of the estate £\\ 15: o. [Recorder, II, 134, 198.] 

Payton Cooke, one of the largest creditors, was appointed administrator, and after the establish- 
ment of the General Court, he applied to it for and received confirmation. 

At York, 1 

6 April, i68i. J "Administration granted to Richard Hunniwell 

as presenting himself to be the greatestt creditor of the estate of 
his father in law Richd Moore lately dec'd." (id.) 

29 May, 1683. " Robert Elliot who married the relict & Admin- 
istratrix of Ric. Young of Cape Porpus deed." (id.) 

14 April, 1729. "Thomas Pitman [wife Sarah signs] of Man- 
chester, mariner, by virtue of a Power of Attorney from Lawrence 
Dennis, of South Carolina, and in right of my wife Sarah Pitman 
alias Dennis, sister of sd Lawrence Dennis and daughter of Law- 
rence Dennis late of New England, convey 203 acres of land and 
40 acres of meadow in Newtown, granted by John Palmer to Law- 
rence Dennis 8 Sept. 1686." (York Reg., 16-148.) 

This senior Lawrence Dennis was among the petitioners of 1683; in 1685 he was a commissioner 
and justice of the peace ; from " Eastern Claims " it appears that his house in Newtown on Arrowsic 
Island, was bought of Thomas Ashley. 

3 Jan,, 1678. " Thomas Cowell, of Kittery, with consent of Eliz- 
abeth my wife late widow and Administratrix of William Seely 
deceased, £20, to Abel Porter of Boston, land in Kittery granted 
unto said William Seely," (id., 3-39.) 

Mary Doury, a daughter of Peter Weare of York, had a son 
Thomas Doury of Framingham [wife Rachel] in 1716. Hannah 

Shaller, one of Peter Weare 's daughters, a widow of Boston. 

(Id., 9-36.) 

7 Aug., 1 71 7. "Hannah Mandor, of Boston, widow of James 
Mandor formerly of Boston, love and affection to my nephew 

^ Hugh Mo[s]ier sailed from England ii Apr,, 1632. See Drake's Researches, p. 12. 

56 Maine Historical and Geitealogical Recorder, 

Richard Wildes, a tract of land upon Moheagon Island which for- 
merly belonged to my late husband Renold Kelly at the time of his 
decease & adjoining to the land of my Hon^ Father Mr. John 
Dollin." (Id., 18-258.) 

John Dollin appears among the petitioners of 1672, and later was one of the justices of the peace 
at Pemaquid; he bought 400 acres at Round Pond, Muscongus, of Thomas Elbridge, son of the 
Patentee; at the time of presenting his claims before the "Eastern Commissioners" was resident of 

John Dale deposes {jttrat, Salem), 8 Feb., 1736, "aged above 80 
years, well remembers one [Richard] Hammonds who lived on the 
Eastward side of the Kennebeck River, with whom this Deponent 
served his apprenticeship; which Hammonds, as he was informed, 
married the widow of James Smith, who lived on a large farm on 
the East side of the Kennebeck River. Deponent lived many 
years in those parts ; knew James Smith dec'd afterwards of Salem 
and Harediah Smith dec'd afterwards of Beverly, who both lived 
with him in the same house with their mother Hammonds who 
always acknowledged them as her sons." (York Reg., 20-22.) 

James Smith appeared at the first Court 23 May, 1654, at Ashley's House and was appointed 
the first Recorder. He married Walter Phillips' daughter, whose name as the widow Elizabeth 
Hammond is now disclosed by the " Book of Eastern Claims." Her second husband Richard 
Hammond, as early as 1655, testified to Lake and Spencer's purchase of the Indians; took the oath 
of allegiance 5 Sept., 1665. Johnsoji's Pemaquid states that he had early established himself as a 
trader at Stilson's Point, now Georgetown, and had given the natives great offence by cheating them ; 
and that two days after the attack on Casco, on a Sabbath morning (Aug. 13th, 1676), a party of 
Indians appeared at the fort during the time of worship, and killed first Mr. Hammond,, and then all 
the others to the number of fifteen in all, except one young woman who made her escape to Sheep- 
scot. Put it is apparent now, from the above deposition, that three at least of that household 
escaped — Dale and the two young Smiths. 

I July, 1679. Nath^ Fryer appointed Administrator of estate of 
Clemc[nt] Hardy Fisherman at Richmond Yland Deceased. 

(Court Records.) 

Judith Gibbons witnessed deed of Clement Hardy in 1670 to 
William Bonython. (York Reg., 3-42.) 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 57 

James Gibbons' wife Judeth calls Thomas Lewis "my deceased 
father." (id., 3-94-) 

29 Sept., 1685. "William Scrivine appointed Guardian of Joseph 
Atwell his servant heir to his father Benjamin Atwell, his uncle 
Robert Corbin, and his grandfather Richard Martine — said Jos. 
Atwell about 14 years makes choice. of William Scrivine." [Re- 
corder, 11., 130.] (Court Records.) 

In 1682 it appears from the record that this William Scrivine entertained heterodox opinions 
and was examined for "blasphemous speech about infant baptism"; failing to satisfy the authorities 
with his tenets on that point he was committed to gaol; the matter was brought up several times in 
Court, but though of the highest respectability and powerfully connected that only availed him to 
secure a commutation, to a heavy fine, and thus intolerance lost to the community an enterprising 
although, for the times, a too progressive member, as appears by the following extract : 

Robert Screven, of Kittery, shipwright, Attorney to my father 
William Screven late of y^ town but now of his Majesty's Colony 
of [South] Carolina (as by letter of 12 Jan., 1704, recorded), con- 
veys to Nicholas Frost, his lot in Kittery conveyed my father by 
my uncle Mr. Richard Cutts — 20 Nov., 1704. 

(York Reg., 7-14.) 

27 Sept., i68i. Administration granted to Francis Hooke of the 
estate of his father in law Mr. Samuel Maverick. (Court Records). 

15 Oct., 1647. "Antipas Maverick of Pascataquack ^27 to 
Henry Sherborne all title & interest in Hoge Island at the He of 
Sholes." (Id.) 

24 April, 1682. "Administration granted to Stephen Paul of 
Kittery and John Gilman of Exeter who have married the daugh- 
ters of Antipas Mavericke." (id.) 

Savage gives his daughter Abigail marrying Edward Gilman, erroneously as it appears from the 

" Mortgage to Moses Mavericke, of Marblehead, of land in Kit- 
tery, by his brother Antipas Mavericke in his lifetime." (id.) 

This is a relationship not disclosed by Savage. 

58 Mame Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



HOMAS ODELL of St. Buttolphes, without Aldgate, 
gent, sick and weak in body. Will dated ii Feb., 1623, 
proved 24 May, 1624, by Susan Odell. Mentions Sibbell 
Welche, Joan Arthur, Lawrence Cooke, his mother Susanna Odell, 
widow, sole ex.^x. Witnesses Hugh Newton, Lawrence Cooke. 

yP. C. C. Somerset HoitscP^ 44. Bryd. 

Susan Odell of London, widow, dated lo July, 1624, proved 
18 Aug., 1625, by Thos. Guge, proctor for Susanna Gouldstone. 
ex'trix. Mentions daughter Eliz. Whitton, her son Horwood 
Whitton and his da. Mary Whitton. To my grandchild Susan 
Gooldstone ^200 in trust for my da. Eliz. Benson, wife of Richard. 
Mentions John, Humphrey, and Richard Gouldstone; grandchild 
Eliz. Marlowe ; Susan Marlowe ; grandchild Anne Odell ; niece 
Eliz. Dudley; Anne Gybson and Eliz Young d's of Maudlyn Gybson. 
My cousin Gervard Horwood; Lawrence Cooke, Henry Reeve^ 
Jane Kirbye, Eliz. Heath, Mary Chawkley. Cousin Burde, Widow 
Coe of Islington, Joane Tyndall, Eliz. Jackson and her son Ewry, 
Judith Dawes, Sybil Welche, Joan Arter, Christian Hawkes, Alice 
Chew, and Cousin Maudlyn Baker. Richard Rochdale to be over- 

Witnesses, Edmund Rolfe, Jeffery ffoule, W"". Farell, Rich'd 
Rochdale, scrivener. 

[/'. C. C. Somerset House.'] 84 Clarke. 

^ The last two abstracts are furnished by the kindness of Rufus King, Esq., of Yonkers, N. Y. 
The others are communicated by Fred Odell Conant, A.M., and include every Odell will from 1598 
to 1680 that is to be found in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Somerset House, London, Eng. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 59 

Richard Odell, late of Litlington, co. Bedford. 

Admon. 30 Oct., 1657, to his relict Susan Odell. 

[/*. C. C. Somerset Hoztse.l Admons. 16^7, fo. 2^g. 

Thomas Odle, late of Kingsteignton, co. Devon, dec'd. 

Admon. 31 Jan. 1653-4, to his father Richard Odle. 

[P. C. C. Somerset Housed __ Admons. 16^4, fo. 7^. 

George Odell (no locality named), Will dated Aug. 27, 1643, 
proved 27 Mch., 1647, by John Odell, alias Wodell, brother and 
Ex'or. Mentions Jane, and Rich. Blackhouse, Anne Pancost, Eliz. 
Styles; my bro. John Scale; my three sisters. Witnesses, W"^. 
Caynhoo, clerk. W"^. Wallis and W"^. Fenton. 

[P. C. C. Somerset IIouse.'\ ^o Fines. 

Abraham Odell of Houghton Lodge, co. Bedford, gent., dated 
25 May, 1650, pro. 20 June, 1650, by Thomas Odell. My bro. 
Henry Odell, and his son Thomas; my bro. Thomas. Witnesses, 
Thomas Baker, Arthur Withall, Francis Armestronge, and Rich. 

[/'. C. C. Somerset Housed 104 Pembroke. 

John Odell of Doddington Magna, co. Northampton, yeoman, 
dated 5 June, 1650, pro. 20 June, 1650, by Rob't Herriott and John 
Ponder. Mentions dr. Alice wife of W"^. Hackney of Wilby, 
grandch. Judith Swann, wife Alice, daughters Francis and Susan, 
son Richard Odell; brother-in-law Robert Herriott of Bridgstocke, 
and son-in-law John Ponder of Rothwell. Witnesses John Harriott, 
Peter Lord, and John Freeman, scrivener. 

[/*. C. C. Somerset Housed 104 Pembroke. 

Susan Odell of St. George's Southwark, co. Surrey, spinster, 
dated 12 Sep., 1652, pro. 15 Sep., 1652, by W^^ Odell, her brother. 
Witnesses, Thos. Greene and John Winkell. 

\_P. C. C. Somerset House. 1 I'jg Bo%vyer. 

60 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Grizell Odell of Shenley, Herts, widow. Dated 9 Aug., 1655, 
pro. 30 Nov., 1658, by Mary Hawkins. Mentions grandson Jeremy 
Hodsdon, dr. Mary, wife of Ed. Hawkins, and her son Robert, John 
Grizell and Hanna Hodsdon, Grizell Hawkins. Anne, da. of my 
son, Roger Odell. Grizell, dr. of my son, Abraham Odell. My 
kinsman Robert Pemberton, of Shenley Hill, Esq. to be overseer. 

Witnesses Robert Pemberton, Daniel Ellenutt and Anne Barton. 

\_P. C. C. Somerset Hojise.l S99 Wootton. 

Alice Odell of Wilby, co. Northampton, widow, Will dated 14 
Jan., 1656-7, proved 15 May, 1658. Mentions grandchild Judith 
Swanne, her husband John Odell, deceased; Anthony and Eliz. 
Barker, children of her dr., Francis Barker, of Ecton ; her dr. Susan 
Viall, son in law W"^. Hackney of Wilby, and Alice his wife; her dr. 
Eliz. Swanne, and her child or children now beyond seas ; her son 
Rich. Odell, her bro. Rob't. Hariott of Brigstook. Witnesses, W"^. 
Cox, John Freeman and Augustus Freeman. Codicil 9 Aug., 1657, 
(there called Alice Woodhill.) 

[/*. C C. Somerset Hoiise.\ ^40 Wootton. 

William Odell, of Newport Pagnell, co. Bucks., Fellmonger. 
Will dated 17 Oct., 1658, pro. 22 Feb., 1658-9, by W"^ Odell. Poor 
of Newport Pagnell, 20s. To my eld. son, John Odell, by my now 
wife, ^100 at age of 21. My 2"^ son Abraham Odell, and youngest 
son Isaac Odell, also sons by my now wife ^100 each at ages of 21. 
My daughters Eliz. and Anne, by my sd. wife, ^50 each at ages of 
21. My daughter Mary, wife of Rich. Gates, and her child, ^100. 
My house in Tickeford end to my wife Anne. My now dwelling 
house, the Red Lion, in Newport Pagnell, anfl residence to eldest 
son and heir, William Odell. Witnesses, Jacob Bury, W"\ Baker. 

ir. C. C. Somerset I/oitse.'] 8g Fell. 

Thomas Odell the elder of St Neots, co. Huntinodon, husband- 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 61 

man. Dated 2 Aug., 1659, pro. 18 July, 1660, by W^. Wye. My 
now wife; my son Thomas; my grandchildren Thomas, John, Anne 
and Susan, children of my sd. son Thomas Odell. 

My grandchildren Robert, Thomas and Edward Clare. 

My daughters Joane Kirke and Anne Odell. 

Witnesses, Geo. Parkins, Robert Adams, and William Odell. 

YP. C. C. Somerset Hotise.'] ' 141 Nabbs. 

Gilbert Odell of Edmunton, co. Middlesex, taylor, dated 25 Apr., 

1660, pro. 27 July, 1660, by Eliz. Odell his wife. My nephews 
Thomas and James, two of the sons of my brother Robert Odell of 
Whetstone, in the parish of Finchley, co. Midd., blacksmith ; Benj. 
Odell, youngest son of sd. Robert ; niece Sarah, nephews John 
Robert and Benj., children of sd. Rob't ; nieces Mary and Jane 
daughters of my bro. John Odell. My kinswoman Sarah, daughter 
of Thomas Downer of Edmunton. Witnesses, Thomas Downer 
and John Deacon. 

[/". C. C. Somerset Houfe.l 140 Nabbs. 

Ann, wife of Robert Odell, of Salford, co. Bedford, yeoman, 
16 Sep., 165 1. Admon. 15 Oct., 1661, to John Needham exec, of 
the will of Margaret Hollingsworth, now dec'd. My sister Margt. 
Hollingsworth of London, widow. Witnesses, Rich'd Deacon, 
scrivener, John Birdd, Stephen Hall and John Petley. 

\P. C. C. Somerset IIoiise.~\ 141 Nabbs. 

John Odell of Enfield, co. Midd., Farrier. Will dated 20 Apr., 

1 66 1, pro. 30 Aug., 1 66 1, by Alice Odell the relict. Son John, 
daughters Mary, Anne and Johane. Witnesses, Richard Suger, 
Junr., and William Odell, Senior. 

iP. C. C. Somerset Ho^.] 127 May. 

Richard Odell of Cople, co. Bedford, Gent. Will dated 3 June, 
1672, proved 16 Jan., 1672-3, by Eliz. Odell the relict. My friend 
M^ Gascoigne to preach my funeral sermon. My bro. in law John 

62 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

Payn of Colesdon Grange, overseer. Witnesses Nich. Brace, Joseph 

{P. C. C. Somerset House.) lo Pye. 

Catherine Glegg als'. Odell, late of Stepney, co. Midd., dec'd. 
Admon. i8 June, 1665-6, to her husband W"^. Glegg. 

John Odell late of Stepney, co. Midd., dec'd. Admon. 19 Jan., 
1665-6, to W"^. Glegg, guard, of Eliz. Odell, a minor, da. of sd. John. 

[P. C. C. Somerset Hoiise.) Admons. j666, fo^s i8 and ig. 

Thomas Odell of St. Clement Danes, co. Middlesex, gent. Will 
dated 8 Sep., 1678, proved 27 May, 1680, by Olive Odell the relict 
and Anne the daughter. 

Witnesses, Rich. Ridge, W"^. Dennys and John Petteret. 

{P. C. C. Somerset Hotcse.) 6j Bath. 

Clement Odell late of St. Clement Danes, co. Midd., dec'd. 
Admon. 14 Sep., 1647, to Susan Copeland, a creditor. 

{P. C. C. Somerset House.) Admons. id^g^fo. J22. 

William Odell late of Waunden, co. Buck^., dec'd. Admon. 2 
June, 1654, to his relict Sarah Odell. 

{P. C. C. Somerset House.) Admons. i6_^g,fo. 28j. 

John Odell, clerk. Vicar of Kidderminster, being weake in 
body, &c. Will dated 19 Oct., 1627, proved 25 Mch., 1628, by Anne 
Odell the relict ; my brother Clement ; my kinsmen John, William, 
and Thomas Willson, my kinswomen (being my sisters' daughters), 
Mary, Martha, Eliuza and Patience. Witnesses, Henry Dawkes, 
Moarice Hiller, and Elles Artch. 

{P. C. C. SomersetHouse.) Barrington, 6j, fo. 26. 

Thomas Wodell of Harolde, co. Bedford, Gent. Mentions wife 
Katheryn. ^ 

^ Bodfelde, fo. 4. 

Joanne Odyll of Marston, co. Bedford, wido\^, mentions many 
names. Made between 1503 and 1540 

Bodfelde, fo. 31. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 



Maine Historical Society. — The winter 
session of this Society was held afternoon and 
evening at their rooms in Portland on Dec. 22, 
1885. The President, Hon. J. W. Bradbury, of 
Augusta, called the meeting to order, when Mr. 
H. W. Bryant, librarian and cabinet keeper, 
presented his report. The library had received 
141 bound volumes, and 237 pamphlets since the 
July meeting, and among the donors of books 
and historical relics we find the names of Robt. 
H. Gardiner, Esq., Edw. Johnson, Esq., Chief 
Justice Peters, Rev. A. F. Chase, Mr. J. G. Elder, 
Miss P. W. Hayes, Mr. S. H. Colesworthy, sr., 
P. H. Brown, Esq., Mr. M. G. Palmer, Mr. Gil- 
man Davis, Mr. Walter H. Macdonald, Mr. E. 
F. Duren, Mr. D. Bryant, Miss Harriet K. 
Atkins, and Hon. J. W. Bradbury. 

The papers read were — Memoir of James 
Shepard Pike, by Hon. Geo. F. Talbot ; Notes 
on the Popham Colony, by Rev. Henry O. 
Thayer; Ashburton Treaty, by Edward H. 
Elwell, Esq. ; French Invasion of Maine, by 
Hon. Joseph Williamson; French Spoliation 
Claims, by Hon. J. W. Bradbury ; Facts Con- 
cerning George Weymouth, by Dr. Henry S. 
Burrage ; Administration of William Gorges 
from 1636 to'37, by Dr. C. E. Banks. 

The papers displayed much careful study and 
research, and were all valuable in the history of 
Maine ; they may be found published in full in 
the Portland Argus, Press and Advertiser for 
Dec. 2^, 1885. 

Sagadahock Historical Society. — At the 
annual meeting of the Sagadahoc Historical 
Society held Tuesday evening, Jan. 12, A. G. 
Page was elected President; J. D, Robinson, 
Vice-president; J. L. Douglas, Secretary; R. D. 
Bibber, Treasurer. P. M. Reed, Esq., presented 
and read a copy of a deed date#Phipsburg, 1684, 
from Richard Warton of Boston to John Parker. 
Mr. Reed also read an account of the great scare 
in Bath in the war of 181 2. Resolutions of re- 
spect to the memory of two of their members 
who have died during the year was read, Capt. 

Geo. A. Bibber and Elijah Upton, Esq. Thanks 
of the Society were extended to City Clerk Geo. 
C. Burgess of Portland, for a copy of the Cap- 
ture of Fort Loyall by John T. Hull. 

Maine Genealogical Society. — The ad- 
journed annual meeting of this Society was held 
in Portland on Jan. 27th, at 7 1-2 o'clock p.m. 
In the absence of Pres. J. F. Anderson, F. M. 
Ray, Esq., Vice-president, presided. 

The oificers for the current year were elected 
as follows (Mr. Anderson and Mr. Watson de- 
clining a re-election) : 

President— y^ . H. SMITH. 

Vice-president — F. M. Ray. 

Secretary — CHARLES BuRLElGH. 

Treasurer — F. O. CoNANT. 

Librarian — S. M. Watson. 

H. G. Briggs was elected an active member, 
and Millard F. Hicks, Charles Rich and James 
G. Elder were proposed for membership. 

Books and papers were donated to the Society 
by Andrew Hawes, Dr. C. E. Banks, John T. 
Hull, Deroma Bates, Millard F. Hicks, and 
Mrs. M. J. Moore. 

Voted, that a copy of all papers read before 
the Society be deposited with the Librarian for 
the use of its members. 

Voted, that the By-laws of the Society and 
the names of all its members be published in the 
Maine Historical and Genealogical Re- 

F. M. Ray, Esq., read a " Batch of Old Pa. 
pers," prominent among which was a Journal of 
Capt. Daniel Lunt, and an autograph paper of 
Gen'l Washington. 

Mr. L. B. Chapman read a paper on the 
"Ancient Military at Stroudwater." 

Mr. John T. Hull read a paper " Eastern 
Cemetery, No. 2 — A Stranger's Grave." 

These papers, all valuable historical acquisi- 
tions to the library of the Society, were pub- 
lished in the Portland Argus, Press, and Adver- 
tiser, Jan. 28, 1886. 


Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 


CoNANT Family. — The history and genealogy 
of this family including the names of Connet, 
Connett and Connit, is being prepared for pub- 
lication, and every individual of these names of 
whom any record has been found will appear in 
the book. It is thought that these names are 
derived from the same source, as in early Eng- 
lish records the above forms, and others, are 
found undoubtedly referring to the same family. 

Not only is a thorough investigation being 
made to trace the ancestry of all of the name in 
this country, but a record is being made among 
English records, which, it is hoped, will add 
much to our knowledge of the English families 
of the name. The work will be embellished 
with numerous cuts and fac-similes pertaining to 
the history of the family. All who are interested 
are invited to aid in the publication by subscrib- 
ing for one or more copies. The work will be 
published in one large octavo volume bound in 
cloth at $5.00 per copy ; only a limited number 
will be issued. 

Correspondence on the work is solicited. 
Address, Fred. Odell Conant, 

Portland, Me. 

Missing Records of Portland, 1775-86. 
As inquiry is often made for the Records of 
Portland covering the time from 1775 to 17S6, 
Geo. C. Burgess, Esq., the present city clerk, 
has kindly furnished the Recorder the follow- 
ing explanation concerning them : 

" It is well known that Portland was originally 
a part of the incorporated town of Falmouth, 
and when the city was set off from the town, 
Falmouth claimed and held the town records 
from the earliest date to 1786, the time of the 
separation. Desiring a copy of the early records 
at hand, the city appropriated in 1849 ^ certain 

sum of money for transcribing these records then 
kept in the store of Mr. John K. Noyes in West 
Falmouth, he being then the town clerk, and the 
store, his office, and Mr. C. S. D. Griffin was 
employed to copy them. The selectmen refused 
to allow the records to be taken from the town, 
and Mr. Griffin was compelled to make the copy 
in the vicinity of the clerk's office ; and while 
employed in this work the store took fire and 
was burned October 6, 1849, together with the 
records, except the first two volumes which Mr. 
Griffin had a few days before removed to his 
room for the purpose mentioned; these date 
from March 10, 171S, to May 25, 1775. The 
records lost dated from 1775 to 17S6. This ex- 
plains the hiatus of about eleven years in the 
records of Portland." 

Any one possessing historical records pertain- 
ing to Portland between 1775 and 1786, will 
confer a favor by sending a copy to the Re- 
corder, or to the City Clerk of Portland. 

Nathaniel Hicks was among the men en- 
gaged in the Louisburg Expedition, and was 
from Kittery in Maj. Cutt's company. Can any 
one give me the names of his parents, brothers, 
sisters and children, or other information con- 
cerning him.!* Millard F. Hicks, 

244 Cumberland St., Portland, Me. 

Corson. — I am trying to gather what infor- 
mation I can of the " Corson Family " wherever 
they may be located. Anything pertaining to 
the history of any branch of this family will be 
gratefully received by 

♦ Julia H. Corson, 

21 Ray Street, Manchester, N. H. 

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Valuable Historical Sketches remain over for want of space, but 
will appear later. 


Genl. Henry Dearborn, (Continued), 

Historical Scraps, .... 

Letter of Rev. Robt. Jordan, &c., 

Indian Truce, 1693, 

Scarborough Church, (Marriages), 

Tombstone Inscriptions, (Falmouth), 

Tombstone Inscriptions, (Litchfield and Pittston), 

Official Letters, 1740-57, 

Capt. Berry's Guard, 1754* 

Falmouth Church, (Marriages), 

Capt. Darby's Muster Roll, 1775, . 

Historical Sketches, .... 

David King's Descendants, 

Edgecomb's Lease to Bonython, 

Gleanings from County Files, 

Butlers in Georgetown, 

Notes, Queries, &c., . . . " 

Wm. H. Smith, 


Edwin E?7iery, 


Br. C. E. Banks, 


Mrs. M.J. Moore, 


W. M. Sargent, 


M. P. K. A., 


Miss Mary Scott, 


N.J. Herrick, 


Mary F. Carlet07i, 


C. Burleigh, 


Mrs. M.J. Moore, 


John S. H. Fogg, 


S. M. Watson, 


J. P. Baxter, 


W. M. Sargent, 






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70 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

m. Hon. Asa W, H. Clapp, 22 June, 1834. He was a member of 
Congress from the Portland District, 1847-49, a brother to Colonel 
Charles Q. Clapp. She died 3 June, 1867. They had one child, 
Mary^ J. E., unmarried, and resides with her father. She has now 
in her possession the sword and sash worn by her illustrious great- 
grandfather. Gen. Dearborn, in the war of the Revolution. 

2, Henry^ G. H., b. in Salem, Mass., 22 June, 1809; m. Sarah 
Thurston of Harlem, III, 6 July, 1840. They lived at the family 
mansion in Roxbury. He died 21 Nov., 1884. They had two 
children: i, Henry,^ born 12 Oct., 1841 ; d. 5 Sept., 1842; 2, Sarah 
Ellen,^ unmarried. The 3d child of H. A, S. Dearborn^ was Wil- 
liam Lee,'^ born in Salem, 12 June, 181 2; m. Abby M, Bacon of 
Mass. He was a civil engineer of great ability. He died 1875. 

The 2d son of Gen. Henry Dearborn was George Raleigh,^ born 
22 Oct., 1784; d. unmarried, 3 Dec, 1806. 

General Dearborn m. for his 3d wife, Nov., 18 13, Sarah, widow 
of James Bowdoin, at one time American minister to the court 
of Spain. He was a son of Hon. James Bowdoin, a governor of 
Massachusetts, and in whose honor Bowdoin College was named. 
She was the daughter of William Bowdoin, and a cousin to her 
ist husband. 

Drake in his History of Roxbury says: "The marriage of Mrs. 
Bowdoin and the General, though occurring late in life, had quite a 
romantic origin in their early days. Among the mementos pre- 
served in the family of the general is the following order : 

'Medford, June 8, 1775. 

Capt. Henry Dearborn, — You are required to go with one sergeant and twenty 

men to relieve the guards at Winter Hill and Temple's to-morrow morning at nine 

o'clock, and there to take their place and orders, but first to parade before New 

Hampshire Chambers (Billing's Tavern). 

John Stark, Col.^ 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 71 

Upon the back of the order is this endorsement in Dearborn's 
handwriting : 

" First time I ever mounted guard." 

Robert Temple, above-named, whose brother. Sir John, married 
Elizabeth, dau. of Gov. Bowdoin, was the proprietor t5f" Ten Hills 
Farm at Medford, originally the property of Gov. Winthrop. He 
had a dau. Margaret, who was frequently visited at Ten Hills 
by her cousin Sarah Bowdoin. Capt. Dearborn's orders required 
him to have an eye upon Temple, who was suspected of a corre- 
spondence with the enemy in Boston. After posting his guards, 
Dearborn, somewhat fatigued, threw himself upon a settee, and 
wrapping his military cloak about him, took a nap. Soon Miss 
Bowdoin, who had been walking in the garden with her friend, 
entered the house, and saw him as he lay there asleep. They im- 
mediately withdrew ; but alas ! too late. In that brief moment 
Miss Bowdoin had lost her heart to the "splendid young reb-^.l 
officer," as she called him, and told her friend that she must make 
his acquaintance. Mr. Temple was prevailed upon to open the 
affair to Capt. Dearborn, who told him that, though only twenty- 
four years old, unfortunately for the hopes of the young lady, he 
was married and had two children. She afterward married her 
cousin, James Bowdoin, who left her a widow in 1811. Two years 
later she was married to the object of her girlish fancy. She died 
24 May, 1826, and left quite a fortune to the General which he 
refused to accept. 

Henry Dearborn prepared himself for the profession of physic 
and surgery under the instructions of Dr. Jackson of Portsmouth, 
N. H., and at the age of twenty-one we find him married and settled 
with a profitable practice at Nottingham. When the news of the 

72 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

battle of Lexington reached this place he threw physic to the dogs, 
raised a company of over sixty men and in a short time had dis- 
ciplined them and himself in the use of arms and reported in Boston 
for duty. At last the conflict came in earnest, and Capt. Dearborn 
and his associates were ready for it in the same spirit. The morn- 
ing of the 2ist of April, 1775, found them at Cambridge after a 
march of sixty-five miles in twenty hours. His first engagement 
was with a party of the enemy on Williams' Island, whither he was 
sent with a small party to rescue some cattle which the British had 
seized ; the men were few, but there was a smart firing of musketry 
on the occasion. We shall not fix, we cannot give the details, or 
even ennumerate the battles in which he was engaged. He was 
captain at the battle of Bunker Hill, and until his death, stoutly 
maintained that Col. Prescott commanded on that occasion. He 
was captain in Arnold's expedition to Quebec, when he and his 
men suffered terribly from cold and hunger. To such straits for 
food were the men reduced that they killed his favorite dog and 
divided him among them. He says in his journal, " My dog was 
very large and a great favorite, I gave him up to several men of 
Capt. Goodrich's company on their earnest solicitation; they carried 
him to their company, killed and divided him among those who 
were suffering most with hunger; they ate all but the bones and 
these they broke to make a broth for another meal ; but one other 
dog was with the detachment, this was small and had been privately 
killed and eaten. Old moose-hide breeches were boiled and then 
roasted on the coals and eaten. A barber's powder-bag made a 
soup. In the course of the last three or four days before we reached 
the first settlement in Canada, many men died with exposure, 
hunorer and fatio^ue." 

Capt. Dearborn was left in a hut on the Chaudiere river sixty 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 73 

miles from Quebec, sick with a nervous fever, the violence of which 
was so great that during ten days his life was despaired of; yet 
without medicine he gradually recovered after being prostrated a 
month, and proceeding to Point Levi in a sleigh, crossed over to 
Wolfe's Cove and took command of his company a few days before 
the attack on Quebec in order to participate in it. Gen. Dearborn 
was a partaker in many incidents singular and romantic, as well as 
perilous and glorious, in the Revolutionary war; it was he who cap- 
tured Maj. Ackland; he aided in the capture of Burgoyne, and in 
many of the battles which preceded it; was conspicuous in the 
battle of Monmouth when he attracted the particular attention of 
the commander-in-chief. 

After Lee's retreat, Washington ordered Cilley's regiment of 
which Dearborn was lieutenant-colonel, to attack a body of British 
troops advancing upon the American line; this was done in a most 
gallant manner, and the enemy compelled to retreat in haste. Col. 
Dearborn was then dispatched to Gen. Washington to ask what 
further service was required, when Washington asked, "What troops 
are those 1 " " Full-blooded Yankees from New Hampshire," said 
Dearborn. We should delight in following him through all his 
brilliant and interesting career, but time and space fail us, and we 
feel how inadequate is a common pen to do him justice. At York- 
town, the closing scene of the war, we find him a Colonel, and 
Deputy Quartermaster General, having advanced with a steady 
progress and uniform merit, through most of the active service of 
the British and Indian war. It was during the march up the valley 
of the Kennebec that he resolved to make his home upon this 
river; and having served through the war he removed to Pittston, 
now Gardiner, on the Kennebec in Maine, where he settled; and 
whoever has looked upon this river, one of the most beautiful that 

74 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

ever kissed the ocean, will not question his taste. His house stood, 
when the writer was a boy, on a lot next south of the building now 
occupied by the Gardiner National Bank. He resided here until 
h6 became secretary of war under Jefferson, when he removed to 
Massachusetts to spend the remainder of his days. 

He was appointed United States marshal by Washington, who 
held him in the highest regard. He was elected to Congress in 
1793, and served until 1797. The people of Pittston elected him a 
member of the Massachusetts General Court in 1798-9. Jefferson 
appointed him secretary of war in 1801, where he served eight 
years. Madison made him collector of the port of Boston, which 
ofhce he resigned in 18 12 to become senior major-general of the 
United States Army, and commander-in-chief of the Northern De- 
partment. Monroe, who was his intimate friend, appointed him 
minister to Portugal, where he was one of the most beloved and 
respected of the diplomatic corps at Lisbon. He returned to this 
country and died at his home in Roxbury, June 6, 1829. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 75 



Sept. 24, 1777. Selectmen of Windham, Milage to Picks 

Kill, Fish Kill and Cambridge, £\^' 2s. 

Dec 2, 1777. To John Smith, Massabeseck Miliage to 

Saratoga, ^28. i6s. 

Nov. 12, 1778: Alow^ the acp^ of James Warren & others 
Selectmen of the Town of Berwick 
• for Cash paid 1 7 men for mileag & earring packs 

to Fish Kill 340 mile @ 6d. Resolv Apr 20^^ ;^H4- los. 
ditto to II Militiamen to Pick Kill 340 @ 6^ d^ 93. los. 

ditto 12 ditto to Providence 128 mile @ 6^ ResoM 

Jun 10*^ 
do 5 ditto to Cambridg 80 @ 6^ Resolve June 23^. "jZ 
do 2 d° Boston* 80 @ 6^ Resolve Sept 30 

;^290. 8s. 

Dec. 5, 1778. Allowed the acct of Selectmen of Sanford 

for Mileage 4 men to Providence & Boston £^Z' os. 

January 9, 1779. Allowed the account of the Selectman 
of Gorham for milage money p^ 9 men to fish Kill 
being 392 Miles 

for ditto 7 men to Peaks Kill 392 miles 

for ditto 8 men to Providence 165 miles @ 6^ 

fo ditto 4 men to Cambridge 130 Miles @ 6^ 

^202. i6s. 














76 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

June 29, 1779. The Committee of Correspondence of 
the Town of Falmouth for the Expences of Colo 
Jordans going to Spy out the Situation & movements 
j of the Enemy at Penobscut ;^92. 3s. 6d. 

June 30, 1779. Milage paid 4 men from Booth Bay to 

fish Kills 468 miles at 6d £\6, i6s. 

Sept. 17, 1779. Windham supplied clothing, by Timo 
Pike, Selectman or Committee. 

5 Shirts 



13 Shoes 



5 Stockins, 




June 14, 1780. Windham again « 

supplied clothing. 


Caleb Grafton, Selectman. 

9 Shirts 

10 10 

£9\' los. 

14 Shoes 

144s , 

100 16 

7 Stockins 




^298. 6s. 

March 26, 1781. Clothing supp] 


by Jona. Lovatt, 


9 Shirts 



9 Shoes 



9 Hose 



12 Miles 


3 Days 



May 6, 1780. Allowed to John Marston for wines and 

other sperits for the Marques D. Fayatte £77^- 12s. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 77 

June 12, 1780. Alowed the Selectmen of Yarmouth on 
their Acc° for milage paid to Cap* Elisha Hedge for 
Fifty Seven Men on the Alarm At Falmouth Sep* 
last 26 miles @ is ^74. 2s. 

Oct. 2, 1780. Allowed the Selectmen of Gorham one 
hundred fifteen Pounds los as milage Paid Seven 
men from s^ Gorham to Thomas Town 1 10 miles @ 
3s p^r mile ^115- I OS, 

Nov. 6, 1780. Allowed to the Selectmen of Sanford for 
Mileage for two Men to Springfield Being 200 Miles 
6s P^ mile ^120. 

Also to two men to Claverack it Being 330 Miles at 

6s P^ mile 198 

Also to two men to falmouth it Being 40 miles at 3s 

P'^ mile 1 2 

Redus to New Money ^8. 5s. 

Dec. 22, 1780. Allowed William Gooding of Falmouth 
(in Casco-Bay) for the Passage of Six Indians, an In- 
terpreter, and a French Instructor, from Boston to 
Casco-Bay ^4. i6s. 

June 27, 1781. Allowed Joseph Bagley of Falmouth 
for transporting to Boston the French Interpreter 
and Instructor £^. los 

March 6, 1781. Allow'd Benjamin Burton of St. Georges 
for his Acco* in going A Flagg truce to Bagaduce, 
and also his Expence & time Coming Express to 
Boston & for^* will take him to Return home. New 
Currancy ;^66. i8s. 6d. 

78 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

March 29, 1781. Allowed Mary Huston of Falmouth for 
entertaining a number of Indians and their Mission- 
ary, as p'' Ace* render'd, amounting to eleven hundred 
and fifty two Pounds 6s, old Currency, equal to ;^28. 
1 6s. new Mon^. The above was done by order of 
Gen^ Wadsworth. 

April 12, 1781. Allowed to John Wood of St. George^ 
on his ace* for the use of his Boat for the Troops at 
the Eastward a Coxis Rights from August 29 to 
November i, 1779 65 Days @ los. pr Day in the olde 
Emission Equel in amount in the New to £"]. 6s. 3d. 

May 17, 1 781. Allowed to James Minot of Camdon or 
St Georges his acct^ the sum of Eight Hundred & 
Ninty Six Pounds in the olde Emission for sundry 
services and Expenditures on Gards & flags of Truce 
to Majorbigwaduce at the Time when General Wad- 
worth was Taken Prisnor in the New Emission the 

sum of ;^22. 8s. 

Allowed to William Thompson of Thomastown on his 
ace* for sundry men and himself in going as a flag of 
Truce to Majorbigwaduce Sundry times & Expence 
in the New Emission the sum of £'^Z' ^S^- 

Feb. 15, 1782. Allowed Samuel Harndon of Woolwich 
on his Acco for Ferrying Soldiers over Kennebeck 
River at Sundry Times & for Sixty five Meals Vic- 
tuals for the Men at Camden whan destitute of Pro- 
visions in full ^6. 

May 9, 1782. Allowed W"^. Lee of Georgetown for his 
attendance & Yaul at Boars head for Troops Sta- 
tioned at that port & partly Lost ^23. 9s. 4d. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 79 

June 15, 1782. Allowed Benjamin Sawyer of George- 
town on his Account for repairing three Whale- 
Boats, supplying the Guard at Booth Bay with 
Provisions, and for sundry Articles supplyed the 
Guard stationed at his House in August and Sep- 
tember 1 78 1, Thirty four pounds ^34- 

[Mass. Archives.l 


From Cotton MSS. iii. 7, Prince Collection, Boston Public Library. 



Your servant having formerly receaved a letter of Godly 
counsell. Intermixed with deep Intimations of an irregular 
Judgment, blamable practice and Dangerous Consequenc, from the 
hand of that Eminent father of this Country m'^ John Winthrope, 
though the particular grounds are still to me latent. Ther sine 
coming to my sight (by a Divine permission) a certain book In- 
tituled The Keyes^: owning your name and Reached out unto me 
by the hand of m^ John Holland, a man not to you unfaithfull and 
to me christianly friendly: At sight whereof I was suddenly 
Jelouse of mine owne suspected misguidance. And as time would 
permitt I drew-forth an Imperfect Coppy therof that by this I might 
try my former thoughts and by all meanes possible Indeavour a 
submission of mind to all the wayes of verity and grace. Amongst 

^The Keyes of the Kingdom of Heaven, according to the Word of God. By John Cotton. 
London, 1644. 4*0. pp. (I2), 59. 

80 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

other contents to me as yet very dubious, I applyed my mean & 
unapt faculties, to the due examination of the 2 first texts of scrip- 
ture to prove the first act of the Co. . . . . Liberty, where- 

unto they did .... you will perceave by the ill dresed & illiterat 
discourc. Being unable In my self to reduce my thoughts from 
theyr former current : The General report of your Clement dis- 
position, togeather with the Resolved expectancy of your not 
doubted ability, raysed In me (although not so Intended at my first 
onsett) a resolution of presenting thees unto your fatherly Con- 
struction. My hopes are : that you will forgive the trespas ; and 
acquitt me from the lest Inclinations willingly to offend. Lett me 
speak (In proportion) it is a blessing I wreastle for. Truth I am 
sedulous after: my baitings and shame shall be my Glory: so that 
I may obtaine what I persue. As a humble supplicant therefore I 
begg your patienc, if I have In any thing mistaken your Intentions: 
Lay itt to the account of humane frailty, If ought unsavory hath 
dropped from my penn; Imput it to ill nurtriture, for it never 
flowed from a crossing temper, nor disrespecting breast: Thus you 
will not apprehend this attempt an act of ostentation. The con- 
sciousnes of myn Imbecility hath already assured me. Did I not 
presume the same moderation to bee In you, as In Paule. phil: 3. 
15. 16. I should not have so highly attempted. My Request to you 
is: as your Leisure shall permitt; (even for the cause of him who 
hath bought a peculiar to himselfe) with a correcting pen to not 
what you find herin dissonant from the Truth; and Candidly afford 
som farther light, That my error being ensured: my practice may 
find (by Gods blessing) a serious Repentance Ready Relinquishment 
and a sincere Retraction: till when I shall hourly mistrust my self 
like thees 2. disciples, going to Emaus; talking with and of Christ, 
but theyr cies were holden that they could not see him. Good S'^ 

Maine Historical a7id Ge^iealogical Recorder. 81 

Let me see the Intractablenes of my reason: and I shall with an 
earnest violation take hold on your skirt, and say, I will goe with 
you; for I have found that God is with you Zee. 8. 

Thus expecting your peculiar survaigh of the rude tract, and 
confiding that you will to mee remitt it togeather with your better 
Instructions (A favour though unmannerly demannded yet not In- 
gloriously performed), I comend you to the bosom of him, who is 
able to direct and crownes the endeavours of his. I rest 

Yours In all christian service though 
by face unknowne 

Robert Jordan 
From Richmonds Island 
July the 3^ 1645. / 


To the Reverend & Judicious m^ John Cotton 

Elder of the Church at Bostonne 

present thees. 

82 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 




MPRIMIS both parties do promise and agree that there 
Shall be a Cessation of Arms on both Sides, that no 
English man Shall wound, kill or take prisoner any 
Indian, nor any Indian wound kill or take prisoner any English 
man for twentie dayes after this day, nor do any Act or Acts of 
Hostilitie either to other, during that time 

Item it is agreed on that the Indians meeting w^^ any English 
Shall Shew a Flagg of Truce, and acquaint them of this Agree- 

3^^y It is agreed and the Indians do hereby promise to meet at 
this place, again twentie Days after the one and twentieth of this 
Instant to make and conclude a firm and lasting peace, to deliver 
all the Captives on both Sides with out any Ransom 

^thiy f i^g Indians promise to Send to all their men to give 
Notice of this Truce, and the English promise to send to Boston to 
acquaint the Governour herew^^ 

Medocu -{- Wando Nes pr-; Segombewit 

Mock D ses Bom t~=cd masin 

Edger )( RiMiT Hen -|- quid 


Nahagin |-|-| MEN Terra "y Mogges 

Weenoh — I — son Phil (^ 

\Mass, Archives^ 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 83 





Apr. 17, 1729. John Warmagem and Sarah Wright 

May 20, John Sharp and Sarah Drisco. 

Nov. 13, Moses Burnum and Mercy Harmon, 

Dec. 28, Joseph Berry and Lydia Libby. 

Mar. 15, Henry McKenny and Sarah Hanscom, 

May 25, 1730. Josiah Keen and Mehetable Winch. 

Nov. 26, Josiah Honewell and Rebecca Brown, 

Dec. 24, Israel Mitchel and Mary Berry, 

Apr. I, 1731. Isaac McKenny and Elizabeth Driscow, 

Aug. 5, Nathaniel Milliken and Sarah Munson, 

25, John Babb and Frances Finlayson, 

Oct. 26, Benjamin Foss and Silence Winch. 

Feb. 15, 1731-2. Dr. Joseph Raynes and Mrs. Hannah Stone, 

Mar. 23, Edward Skillin and Sarah Miller. 

July 19, 1732. Joseph Poak and Jane Thompson, 

Aug. 17, John Colbrough and Sarah Harmon. 

Jan. 4, 1732-3, Robert Gilmore and Elizabeth HonewelL 

Mar. 19, Danforth Phips and Elizabeth Skillin, 

Apr. 19, 1733, Joseph Keen and Abigail Andrews. 

Oct. 24, Samuel Harmon and Catherine Goodale. 

Jan. I, 1833-4. John Libby and Kezia Hubbard. 

3, Isaac Smith and Rachel Norman. 

Feb. 14, Anthony Bracket and Sarah Knight. 

Aug. I, 1734, Jacob Graff am and Mary Moody, 

June 12, 1735. Joseph Waterhouse and Mary Libby. 

Nov, 13, John Stewart and Mary Bragg. 

27, Jonathan Libby and Martha Hasty. 

84 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Westbrook Knight and Abigail Munson. 
Samuel Winch and Alice Maccarty. 
Solomon Stone and Alice Libby. 
John Huston and Mary Thompson. 
Robert McLaughlin and Susanna Briant. 
John Fly and Mary Briant. 
Richard Jordan and Catharine Hanscom. 
Benjamin Harford and Temperance Briant. 
Daniel Meserve and Mehetabel Bragdon. 
Benjamin Richards and Hannah Larrabee. 
Josiah Libby and Anna Small. 
Clement Meserve and Mrs. Sarah Stone. 
John Libby and Anna Fogg. 
Joseph Fogg and Eleanor Libby. 
George Pine and Mary Carter. 
James Libby and Abigail Larrabee. 
Samuel Walker and Abigail Tyler. 
Jacob Dearborn and Rachel Carter. 
John Thompson and Sarah Means. 
Pierce Moody and Abigail Brown. 
Love Kenney and Mary Crocket. 
John McCauslan and Isabel Thompson. 
George Parcher and Patience Caroll. 
John Sellea and Hannah Sevey. 
George Husten and Anne Thompson. 
Samuel Libby and Mrs. Mary Jones. 
Theophilus Smith and Olive Libby. 
William Harmon and Esther Libby. 
Joseph Perkins and Martha Boothby. 
Nathaniel Crocket and Margaret Andrews. 
Joseph Stevens and Mary Magoun. 
Paul Atkins and Sarah Sawyer. 
John Scammon and Hannah Foster. 
Joshua Brown and Hannah Pollar. 
Samuel Small and Dorothy Hubbard. 
Josiah Libby and Mary Stone. 

Mar. 23, 


June 21, 


Sept. 2, 

Nov. 19, 


Jan. 2, I 


Oct. 13, 


Dec. 9, 

Jan. 24, 


Feb. 28, 

Mar. 23, 

Aug. 14. 




Dec. 7, 

Mar. 16, 



May 24, 


June 21, 


July 12, 

Sept. 10, 

Oct. 18, 

Nov. 16, 


Jan. 17, 


Feb. 21, 

June 9, ] 


Aug. 20, 

Oct. 29, 

Nov. 16, 

Sept. 22, 


Nov. II, 


Feb. 16, 


June 22, 


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Aug. 12, 1742. 
Dec. 2, 

Jan. 13, 1742-3. 
March 8, 
Sept. 8, 1743. 

Oct. 6, 

Nov. 24, 
Dec. I, 
Jan. 5, 1743-4. 
Feb. 7, 
Mar. 8, 
May 31, 1744. 
June 14, 
Aug. 16, 
Sept. 17, 
Dec. 25, 1745. 
Oct. 9, 1746. 
Nov. 13, 
Dec. II, 
Jan. I, 1746-7. 
Mar. 5, 


May 14, 1747. 

Oct. 12, 

Feb. 9, 1748. 

April I, 

Mar. 29, 1749. 

Dec. 14, 

Jan. 18, 1749-50- 

Mar. 13, 

John Patten and Mary Means. 
John Harmon and Mary Hasty. 
Abraham Sawyer and Elizabeth Graffam. 
Samuel Larrabee and Sarah Brown. 
William Hasty and Hannah Fogg. 
Ebenezer Sevey and Mary Stevens. 
Thomas Sands and Elizabeth Brown. 
James Harmon and Elizabeth Small. 
Nathaniel Finlayson and Hephzibah Carter. 
Rev. Moses Merrill and Mrs. Hannah Jordan. 
Robert Patten and Florence Johnson. 
Job Mitchell and Susanna Brown. 
Timothy Haines and Hannah Bennet. 
Jonathan Andrews and Hannah Sevey. 
William Mitchell and Hannah Berry. 
Benjamin Carll and Sarah Berry. 
Joseph Holmes and Sarah Carter. 
Henry Dresser and Grace Boulter. 
Elisha Bragdon and Elizabeth Lapish (?) 
Samuel Libby and Elizabeth Hubbard. 
Timothy Libby and Sarah Stone. 
George Hanscom and Mary Fogg. 
Gideon Bragdon and Hannah Raynes. 
Axel Roberts and Mrs. Margaret Starbird. 
Thomas Cummins and Mehetabel Ratcliff. 
Enoch Libby and Elizabeth Plummer. 
James Mars and Mercy Mitchel. 
Samuel Jones and Mary Brown. 
Joseph Martyn and Phebe Libby. 
Elisha Libby and Esther Fogg. 
John Small and Sarah Atkins. 
Aaron Plummer and Elizabeth Howard. 
George Stone and Sarah Moody. 
John Fogg and Hannah Libby. 
John Libby and Anna Libby. 



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Mathew Libby and Sarah Hanscom. 

Joseph Gatchell and Mary Mitchell. 

Roger Honewell and Lydia Ervine. 

Samuel March and Anna Libby. 

Benjamin Sallis and Eleanor Libby. 

Roger Libby and Dorothy Meserve. 

Aaron Plummer and Elizabeth Skillin. 

Joseph Boothby and Susanna, daughter of Bryce McLellan of 

Cape Elizabeth. 
Solomon Larrabee and Elizabeth Winter. 
Joseph Small and Mrs. Mary Fogg. 
Samuel Plaisted and Mrs. Elizabeth Libby. 
George Stone and Mary Larrabee. 
Elisha Douglass and Abigail Libby. 
Thomas Libby and Mary Larrabee. 
John Berry and Abigail Moody. 
Mark Libby and Lydia Skillin. 
Elisha Libby and Abigail Meserve. 
Elisha Hanscom and Keturah Fogg. 
George Hanscom aud Abigail Fogg. 
Jethro Libby and Mary Libby. 
Josiah Ring and Phebe Martyn. 
Allason Libby and Sarah Skillin. 
John Libby and Mrs. Deborah Dunnison. 
Philemon Rand and Sarah Rand. 
Nathaniel Jordan and Susanna Hill. 
John Adams and Sarah Larrabee. 
Joshua Libby and Hannah Larrabee. 
Andrew Libby and Miriam Burns. 
Henry Jones and Lydia Lowell. 
Isaac Larrabee and Deborah Larrabee. 
Jonathan Libby and Hannah Honewell. 
John Honewell and Mary Mitchel. 
Hatevil Libby and Jane Watson. 
Benjamin Warmajem and Margaret Allen. 


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Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 87 

Jan. 24, 1757. John Damon and Abigail Libby. 

May 19, Henry McKenny and Mrs. Hannah Bragdon. 

June 15, 1758. John Haskell and Abigail Libby. 


Oct. 10, 1763. Joel Bonney and Lydia Kenney. 

31, Jeremiah Rand and Lydia Blake. 

Dec. 15, Moses Fogg and Catharine Libby. 

22, Josiah Graff am and Catharine Whitten. 

Apr. 15, 1764. Christopher Kelley and Elizabeth Farnum. 

June 4, Isaac Mirick and Joanna Libby. 

5, John Skillin and Hannah Hastey. 

Aug. 31, Reuben Crocker and Eunice Small. 

Nov. 27, Ichabod Libby and Mary Ficket. 

29, Abner Libby and Lucy Hunnewell. 

Dec. 4, Timothy Waterhouse and Sarah Small. 

27, Timothy Parcher and Temperance Moody. 

Jan. 16, 1765. Elisha Meserve and Hannah Fogg. 

17, John Hoit and Anne Hastey. 

Mar. 14, Daniel Libby and Dorothy Hastey. 

May I, Benjamin Haskins and Mary Small. 

June 6, James McKenny and Martha Noble. 

Oct. 8, Isaac Wherren and Rebecca Allen. 

24, William Larrabee and Lidia Mitchel. 

31, Joseph Libby and Sarah Meserve. 

Dec. 5, William Bailey of Falmouth, and Sarah Moody. 

May 28, 1766. Jeremiah Fogg and Mary Warren. 

July 3, Eliakim Libby and Mehitabel Cummins. 

31, Michael Davis and Sarah Libby. 

Aug. 21, Samuel McKenny and Lydia Rand. 

Feb. 12, 1767. Edward Libby and Mary Libby. 

Mar. 19, Ebenezer Libby and Miriam Larrabee. 

Apr. 9, Samuel Plummer and Sarah Bragdon. 

June 2, Thomas Libby and Hannah Plummer. 

July 16, Anthony Libby and Lucy Libby. 

88 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Nov. 5, 1767. Benjamin Small and Phebe Plummer. 

Dec. I, John Berry of Georgetown, and Lucy Libby. 

9, Nicholas Berry of Pepperellboro, and Elizabeth Davis. 

Oct. 9, 1768. Paul McDaniel and Elizabeth Bettis. 

Nov. — , Robert Jordan and Priscilla Gitchel McKenny. 

Feb. 28, 1769. Josiah Libby and Eunice Libby. 
Joseph Fogg and Mercy Berry. 

Dec. 6, Jesse Libby and Kezia March. 

12, Reuben Fogg and Rhoda Moody. 

Mar. I, 1770. Nehemiah Libby and Abigail Hunnewell. 

Aug. 7, Dennis Mars and Sarah Hutchings. 

Sept. 2, Charles Morris (?) and Rhoda Libby. 

Oct. 15, Aaron Plummer and Lidia Libby. 

Nov. 6, Mark Libby and Relief Berry. 

12, Samuel Fogg and Widow Elizabeth Moody. 

15, David Hoit and Mary Plummer. 

Jan. 24, 177 1. Robert Jackson and Anna Hafoot, negro servants to Mr. Richd. 


Feb. 5, John Warren and Abigail Libby. 

May 8, Philemon Libby and Martha Small. 

July 9, Jonathan Larrabee and Ellice Davis. 

Sept. 15, Stileman Jordan and Rebecca McCarter. 

Feb. 20, 1772. Phineas Libby and Sarah Libby. 

27, Christopher Rand and Hannah Fogg. 

Aug. 6, Edmund Fogg and Sarah Warren, 

Nov. 10, Solomon Berry and Hannah Jones. 

II, Lemuel Libby and Mehitabel Bragdon. 

19, William Berry and Mary Berry. 

26, Thomas Emery and Hannah Harmon. 

Dec. I, Simon Libby and Elizabeth Thompson. 

31, Simeon Skillin of Cape Elizabeth, and Rebecca Skillin. 

Feb. 16, 1773. Mark Rounds and Abigail Simpson. 

25, Nathaniel Meserve and Anne Hunnewell. 

March 4, Joseph Davis and Susanna Fogg. 

July 29, Gideon Davis and Abigail McKenny. 

Maine Historical and Ge7iealogical Recorder, 89 

Sept. 6, 1773. Jesse Plummer and Mary Davis. 

16, Nathan Lord of Falmouth, and Mehitabel Jones. 

Nov. 4, Benjamin Hunnewell and Phebe Larrabee. 
Benjamin Mitchel and Sarah Libby. 

II, Nathaniel Larrabee and Sarah Hunniwell. 

Jan. 20, 1774. Samuel Smith of Arundel, and Elizabeth Meserve. 

Feb. 10, Mathew Libby and Hannah Hastey. 

July 21, Lewis Shepard, negro servant to Mr. Enoch Libby ^ and Betty Lewis, 

Aug. 7, Samuel Lowell and Widow Lidia Libby. 

18, Joseph Gilkey of Gorham, and Phebe Larrabee. 


Dec. 28, 1775. Zerrubbabel Huniwell and Mary Larrabee. 

Feb. 8, 1776. Joseph Roberts of Cape Elizabeth, and Anna Fogg. 

April 4, Joseph Waterhouse and Lydia Harmon. 

II, Samuel Larrabee and Elizabeth Blake. 

Oct. 17, Abner Picket of Cape Elizabeth, and Abigail Brown. 

Nov. 4, William Foss and Dorcas Libby. 

14, Nathan Hanscom of Gorham, and Abigail Moody. 

28, Joshua Libby and Elizabeth Foss. 

Dec. 12, Seth Fogg and Leah Blake. 

Oct. 8, 1777. Joshua Brown and Esther Damon. 

12, Rev. Benj. Chadwick and Unice Willard. 

16, Benj. Berry and Patience Foss. 

Nov. 20, Andrew Brown and Rachel Small. 

Mar. 16, 1778. Thos. Whitten and Sarah Tenny. 

Josiah Libby and Sarah Libby. 

July 16, Henry Small and Elizabeth Damon. 

'24, Benjamin Larrabee and Hannah Skillin. 

Feb. 17, 1779. Jonathan Damon and Hannah Plaisted. 

March — , John Parker and Elizabeth Warren. 

July I, Josiah Moses, jr., and Sarah Ringe. 

Oct. 25, Enoch Fogg and Joana Staple. 

Aug. 3, 1780. William Bragdon and Sarah Hagins. 

Sept. 7, Vincent Picket and Hannah Brown. 


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Cato Cassel and Marear Jackson. 
Ebenezer Scott Thomes and Mary Plummer. 
Nathaniel Ficket and Susanna Brown. 
Thomas Jackson and Abigail Damm. 
Allison Libby and Sarah Damm. 
William Davis and Elizabeth Libby. 
Moses Libby and Anne Libby. 
John Duglas and Mary Stone. 
Humphrey Hanscom and Esther Libby. 
John Sayer and Elizabeth Tyler. 
Reuben Libby and Mercy Marr. 
[To be continued.] 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 91 




Here lies Buried the Body of Mrs. Mary Jones wife of Capt. Nathaniel Jones^ who 

Departed this life April the 14*^' 1767 In the 63"^*^ Year of her Age 
Here lies Buried y® Body of Mr. Moses Jones son of Capt. Nathaniel & M'^^^ Mary 

Jones who Departed this life June the 17*^^ 1750 In y*^ 22"*^ year of his Age. 
In memory of M^^ Mary Jones Wife of M"" Jabez Jones died Oct. 3^^ 1784 in the 

37*^ Year of her age. 
In memory of Mr. Alpheis Cleaveland who died Mar. 26, 1780 aged 23 years. 
Here lies Buried the Body of Mr. Nathaniel Lock who departed this life Dec. 8, 

1758 aged 28 yrs i mo. 
In memory of Mrs. Mary Bote the Wife of Col. Gamaliel Bote who Died April 

30*^ 1788 .... 
In memory of Mr. Rouland Davis who died Sept. 14*^^ 1791 in the 64*^ year of his 

William, son of William Titcomb jr who was born Dec. 13 1803 & died April i 1806 
In memory of Mrs. Anna Bote the wife of Capt. Increase Bote who died March y^ 

10*^ 1 78 1 in the 26 year of her age 
In memory of Capt. William Bucknam who died Jan. 14, i776*in the 67*^ year of 

his age 
In memory of Mrs. Ann Bucknam Confort of Capt. William Bucknam, who died 

Jan. 23, 1776, in the 61^* year of her age. 
Here lies hurried the Body of Capt Nathaniel Noyes who died July 2, 1770 aged 

89. years. 
Here lies Burried the Body of Mrs Priscilla Noyes Confort of Capt. Nathaniel 

Noyes who May y® the 31®* 1767 aged 81 years. 
Here Lies Buried y^ Body of Mr. Joseph York, who Departed this life Oct ye 18*^ 

1760 In ye 33^*^ year of his age 

Behold & see You that pass by 
as you are now so once was I 
as I am now so you must be 
O, think upon eternity. 

Mary Susan dau. of Capt. William York and Mrs. Susan his wife died Sept 24 
1823 asd I 
^Capt. Nathaniel Jones lies buried beside his wife, but has no headstone, his name is on footstone. 

92 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Mrs. Mary wife of Capt William York died Apr. 3, 182 1 aed 40 

Capt. W" York died July 12, 1824 aged 45 yrs. 5 mos. Susan P. his 2^*^ wife died 
Apr. 5, 1824 aed 34 yrs. 7 mos. Joseph V. York died Feb. 7, 1825, 24 yrs 
7 mos. 

In memory of Mrs. Jael, wife of Mr. Benjamin Moody died June 9, 1795, sed. 45 

In memory of Mr. Benjamin Moody died Jan, 6, 1805 aed. 66 

Sacred to the memory of the Rev. Ebenezer Williams born June 13, 1738 graduated 
at Harvard University 1760, ordained at Falmouth Nov. 6, 1765 and de- 
parted this life Feb. 25, 1799, in 61®* year of his age and the 34*^ year of his 

In memory of Mrs. Mary Williams widow of the Rev. Ebenezer Williams who died 
Feb. 25, 1814 £ed 71 



In memory of Enoch Parker who died June *^® i, 1805 aged 24 years & 7 months. 
Mr. John Bond born in London came to Boston in his youthful days, died Aug. 19, 

1836 aged 87 years. 
Mrs. Betsey, Wife of Mr John Bond, was born on the Isle of Jerses in 1757, moved 

to Boston at the age of 19 years at this place became a member of Doct 

Stillmans church moved to Readfield 1794 from there to Litchfield 1815, 

died Sept 21, 1834, aged 80 years. 


Sacred to the memory of Mast^ Joseph Kendall who died Dec'' 14 AD 1809 aged 
12 years 2"'^ Son of Thomas Eldred Esq & Hannah his wife. 

In memory of Mrs jennet Marson, wife of Mr Samuel Marson who died March 9, 
18 1 5 Aged 66 years 

In memory of Abither Kendall Esq who died May 9, 18 17 aged 48 years 

Samuel Marson Died Dec 11, 1820 Aged 45. 

Rachel wife of Samuel Marson died Sept. 20 185 1 aged 69. 

In memory of Colburn Bla-ir son of John C & Harriet Bla-ir, who died June i 
1827 aged 7 years & 5 months 

Burnham Clark died Aug. 16 1830 aged 68 yrs. 

Mary wife of Burnham Clark died Sept 10 1845 ^g^d 83. 

Mr James Rollins died Dec. 6, 183 1 aged 60 3^ears 

Jonathan Dearborn died March 6, 1847 aged 78 years 

Betsey wife of Zenas Hatch formerly wife of Abither Kendall died June i 1858. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 93 

LETTERS, 1 740-1 757. 


gov. belcher to col. pepperell. 

In obedience to His Majestys Command to me you are hereby 
ordered to cause the Inclosed Proclaipiation for the Encourigment 
of men that are wilHng to InKst them Selves in His Majestys Ser- 
vice on the Intended Expedition a Gainst some of the Spanish 
Settlements in the West Indes to be forth with Published by Beat 
of Drum within the Limits of your Regiment and there upon you 
are to Direct the Captain of the Seueral Companies under your 
Command to Beat up for Voluntiears or Post up Notifications in 
your Respective Towns for their Encouragement and the List of 
Such Persons as Shall enter their Names with you or their Said 
Captains for that Service you are to Transmitte to my Self as Soon 
as may be — 

Your Friend & Servant, 
Boston April 29^^ 1740. J. Belcher 

On His Majestys Service 
To the Honorable Col° William Pepperell. 

at Kittery. 


Boston Oct^ 10*^ i743- 

Haveing recei? advices from Great Brittain that there is great 
danger of a Rupture with france. I think it is Necessary & accord- 
ingly direct you forth with to Advertize the Exposed towns & 

94 Maine Historical aiid Ge^iealogical Recorder. 

Settlements hereof & to take propper Care that the Inhabitants 
Secure themselves & Families against any Sudden Assault from 
the Indians & that they do not Expose themselves by being too far 
from home in the time of danger & that the Companies in your 
Regiment that are not much exposed be in readiness to relieue any 
of the Neighboring Places in Case their should be Occasion for it. 

I am Sr 

Your Friend & Serv^ 
CoL^ Pepperell. W. Shirley. 

KiTTERY Octo'' 13, 1743. 

The foregoing is a copy of a letter I received late last night 
from Gov^ Shirley, By w^^ you'l be Naturally lead, so far as it con- 
cerns you, to see that the Town of Wells, is suitably provided, to 
receive a visit from the Indians ; Should a French war happen. 
This I earnestly recomend to your care, & what may Occur else to 
you, for the Good & Safety of the Eastern Country. 

I am Sir 

Your friend & Servant 

W Pepperrell. 
P. S. Forthwith Communicate this 
to Lieu! Perkins of Arundell, & Lieu* 
Smith of Biddiford. 

Cap^ John Storer, ^y^^g^ 


Boston April 19^^ i744- 


These are to Direct You forthwith to Send out Your orders 
to the Several Commanders of the Military Companies in the Reg- 

Mai7te Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 95 

iment under Your Command to take a perfect List of all persons 

in their District obliged by Law to appear under Arms upon any 

Alarm and to take Effectual Care that all Such persons & all others 

be Completely furnished with Arms & Ammunition according to 

the Directions of the Law, And Transmit to you the Lists so taken 

as also an acco^ how they find the persons within their Companies 

provided. And thereupon you do as Soon as may be make out a 

List of the Companies in your Regiment. Expressing the names 

of the Commission officer only and the number of the whole; And 

also that You Report to me in what Condition the Companies 

Generally are as to Arms & Ammunition. And that you take an 

acco* from the Selectmen of Each Town in Your Regiment of 

their Town Stock of Arms & Ammunition and Examin them by 

Law and Your Lists & Inform me Immediately Particularly as to 

Each Town how far they are Conformable to the law in that Case. 

Yr. friend & Servant 

W. Shirley 
To Coll^ William Pepperell. 

KiTTERY May 14th 1744. 
Dear Sr. 

The above is a Copy of a Letter I Received but last Fryday 
from the Govern^ I would have you forthwith to Send the Same 
to Berwick and Direct each Cap.^ Immediately to Comply with 
said orders and to Send me a list of their men and acco* how they 
are provided with arms & ammunition both the men and the Town 
for Stock. I have Directed Maj^ Shapleigh to Inquire into this 
Town And Do You for York and be sure to Despatch the Inclosed 
Letters forthwith. 

Cap^ Edward Tyng Commander of the Province Gaily Called 
me out of my Bed last night about 12 of the Clock and Shewed 

96 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

me a Letter from Govern^ Shirley that Directed him to proceed 
Directly to Annapolis Royal with a letter to Maj^ Malcoreane in a 
Letter that the Govern^ writ to Cap^ Tyng he Saith that War was 
proclaimed with France — I every minute Expect a Letter from the 
Govern^ of the Same Contents which when I receive You shall 

My Desire is to meat You at Berwick Tomorow morning If 
you think it will not be Safe to go to Phillips Town without the 
Troop with their Pistols & Guns You may give Cap* Shapleigh 
orders to meet us accordingly. 

I am Your assured Friend & Serv* 

Jer. Moulton 
To the Hon^^^ John Hills Esqr. 


KiTTERY Sep^ 24*^^ 1757- 
CoL° John Storer 

Sir. It is my orders that the Several Companys of the Militia 
in the Town of Wells appear compleate in their arms with Ammu- 
nition as the Law directs at their Alarm Posts on Friday the 
thirty'*^ day of this ins^ monfh — that I may View them — these 
orders you are to communicate to the Several officers & men — 
fail not. 

Given under my hand the day & year first above written. 

W^ Pepperrell Lieu^ 
General of the Province of 
the Massachusetts Bay. 
" On His Majesty's Service 
To Lt. Col° John Storer Esq^ 
At Wells." 

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I do hereby direct you to proceed forthwith in the Transport 
Sloop Massachusetts to the Truck House upon S^ Georges River 
under the Command of Cpt Andrew Robinson where you are to 
officiate as Interpreter to the Indians & the Said Cp^ Robinson is 
directed to receive you accordingly. 

Your Servant 

W. Shirley. 
Boston April 20, 1742. 
To Mr. Joseph Bane. 






David Maxwell, Lieutenant. 

John T. Johnson, Priv 

Robert Patten Jr, 


Israel Perkins " 

Jacob Low, 


Benjn Brown " 

Aaron Littlefield, 


Benj^ Getchell 

John Butland 3^ 


Ivory Boston " 

James Miller, 


Asa Leach " 

Luther Perkins 


Francis Perkins " 

John Hatch 


Jonathan Kimball " 

Benjn Littlefield 


John Littlefield 

George Bragdon 


Joshua Treadwell " 


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Falmouth, Dec. 9, 1754. 
The Province of the Massachusetts Bay to George Berry 
AND THE Soldiers by him Inlisted D"" 

For Guarding his Excellency the Governor at the Treaty 
from the 28"^" of june to the q*^" of july is 12 days. 

George Berry Capt. @ is. 5d, 

Jacob Brown Lieut @ is. id. 

Sam^^ Baker, Searj @ iid. 

Joseph Libbee Corpo^^ @ 

Oliver Bowley Drum. 

Benj Fusnell Centy 

George Knight 

Anthony Sawyer 

Jasper Mason 

John Tuksbery 

Josiah Berry 

Will"^ Harris 

Benja Welch 

John Brown 

Ezra Mitchell 

Ambros Hambleton 

Benj^ Hammon 

Sam" Paul 

Ephraim Sturdifant 







































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Sam^^ Worthy 8 6 James Johnson Serg* 

Joseph Hedge 8 6 Sam^^ Allen 

Ebenezer Gustin 
Joseph Maseur 
Timothy Sulliven 
Richard Obrian 
William Pride 

The above Seven Names 
herein mentioned was not 
dismist 'till his Excellency 
left Falmouth, and then re- 
ceived their Wages. 

I desire the money may be sent by Enoch Freeman Esq^ 

George Berry. 

100 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 



T a convention of the several towns and plantation in the 
County of York hereafter mentioned, held at Sanford in 
s^ county on the first day of May a.d. 1792 by their Del- 
legates assembled for the purpose of consulting on the Expediancy 
of the proposed seperation of the district of Main from the Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts into a seperate government, and after 
the question was agitated for a considerable time, and fully investi- 
gated on each side it was determined in the negative by the said 
delegates from the said several towns and plantations by yeas & 
nays viz. York nay, Kittery nay. Wells nay, Berwick nay, Arundel 
nay, Sanford nay, Pepperelborough nay, Lebanon nay, Shapleigh 
nay, Personsfield nay, Coxhall nay. Limerick nay. Plantation of 
Washington nay, Biddeford yea, Buxton yea, Waterborough yea. 

On a motion made Voted the above proceedings with the follow- 
ing Address be forwarded to our Constituents and the whole to be 
signed by our President — Friends and fellow citizens considering 
our present Government being mild and perfectly agreeable to us 
we Cheerfully submit to its Constitutional Rules and regulations 
and are of Opinion that it will not be for the Intresst of the County 
of York to be seperated from that Government with a home we 
have for a long time been Connected and risque our honour and 
happiness on that part from which at present we have Nothing to 
Build our futere hope upon — therefore would recommend it to you 
to Instruct your Representatives at the Next General Court to 
Oppose the seperation if brought forward. 

Sanford, May 2^^ 1792 

IcHABOD Goodwin President. 

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July 22, 


Aug. i8, 

Sept. 22, 


Oct. 14, 

Nov. 18, 

Feb. 27, 


Jan. 27, ] 



Mar. 10, 


Apr. 21, 


May 12, 


June 2, 

July 14, 

Sept. 6, 

Nov. 17, 

Dec. 9, 

Jan. 16, : 


Feb. 23, 

Mar. 2, 



Apr. 19, 


Josiah Wallis and Abigail White, both of Falmouth. 

Hugh Miller and Elizabeth Gammon. 

James Webster and Patience Webber. 

Edward Hazen and Anna Simonton, he of Scarboro. 

Thomas Armstrong and Aemme Loveitt. 

John Burnell and Ann Elizabeth Freeman. 

Ebenezer Sawyer and Susannah Yeaton. 

Daniel Small and Joanna Cobb. 

Richard McDoogle and Mary Patrick. 

Thomas Small and Sarah Roberts. 

Joshua Jordan and Catherine Jordan. 

Robert Robinson and Mary Brown. 

Samuel Ray and Hannah Sawyer. 

Benjamin Jordan and Hannah Beeman. 

Joshua Horton and Anna Dyer. 

(John ?) Woodbury and Hannah Elliott. 

(Benj.) Rackleff and Sarah Jordan. 

Moses Whitney and Mary Page. 

Joseph Strout jr. and Susannah Roberts. 

John Jordan and Agnes Berry. 

Ebenezer Robinson and Mary White. 

Israel Loveitt? and Mary Jordan. 

Job Small and Mercy Wescott. 

Isaac Ingersoll and Susannah Small. 

Ebenezer Roberts and ? 

? umery and ler ? 

and Hannah 1 

Anthony Eddy and Susannah Strout. 
Robinson Crockett and Hannah (Crocker ?) 

102 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

Alexander McLellan and Elizabeth Kennedy. 

Jetliro Starbird and Hannah Libby of Scarboro. 

William Simonton jr. and Sarah Robinson. 

James Dyer and Anna Small. 

John Johnson jr. and Elenor Lamb. 

Mark Leach and Margaret Jackson. 

Jonathan Fogg and Susannah Jordan, he of Scarboro. 

Joshua Robinson and Sarah Miller. 

Elisha Parker jr. and Eunice Jordan. 

Stephen Hutchinson jr. and Sarah Miller. 

Joseph Cobb and Anna Strout. 

John Parker and Mary Marriner. 

Theophilus Simonton and Abigail Marriner. 

Edward Beal and Joanna Jordan, he of York. 

Jacob Waterhouse and Anna Strout. 

Benj. Roberts and Mary Weeks. 

Joseph Jordan and Elizabeth Robinson. 

Josiah Sawyer and Abigail Jordan. 

Joshua Sawyer and Rachel Dyer. 

Solomon Sawyer and Lydia Horn. 

Nathaniel Fickett and Molly Pennell. 

Robert Harrington and Mary Atwood. 

Joseph Roberts and Hannah Freeman. 

Aaron Whitney and Jane McLellan, he of Gorham. 

Israel Woodbury and Ann White. 

Joel Whitney and Mary Weston, he of Gorham. 

Dominicus Jordan 3d and Catherine Maxwell. 

John Yeaton and Sarah Dyer. 

Judah Dyer and Ann Simonton. 

Thomas Strout and Mary Knowles. 

Samuel Jordan jr. and Sarah Jackson. 

John Howard and Mary Dyer. 

Isaac Battle and Hannah Horton. 

Daniel Sawyer jr. and Miriam Jackson. 

Aaron Libby and Elizabeth Beeman, he of Scarboro. 

Ephraim Roberts and Joanna Dyer. 

















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Oct. 9, 

Nov. 19, 




Dec. 4, 




Jan. 6, ] 






Apr. 7, 




Aug. 2, 

Sept. I, 

Oct. 25, 

Nov. 9, 




Dec. 3, 





Jan. 26, ] 


Apr. 21, 

May I, 

June 2, 

Aug. II, 

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Samuel Clark and Susannah Trundy. 

Lemuel Dyer and Wealthy Jordan. 

Israel Jordan and Susannah Jordan. 

Jonathan Jordan and Tabitha Jordan. 

Joshua Brown and Betsey Miller. 

Moses Marriner and Rebecca Parker. 

Benjamin Milliken and Phebe Jordan, he of Scarboro. 

Edward Dane and Sarah McDoogle. 

Thomas Millett jr. and Lydia Roberts. 

Samuel York jr. and Hannah Hight. 

Samuel Woodbury and Betsey Maxwell. 

Isaac McKenney and Hannah Jordan, he of Scarboro. 

Philip Mill Banks and Lucy Dyer. 

John Ryan and Molly Miller. 

Nicholas Means and Hannah Howes. 

Benjamin Small and Mary Laizdell ? 

Barzaillai Delno and Mary Cobb. 

John Jack and Mariam Bowley. 

Jonas Woodbury and Sarah Harvey, or Hervey. 

John Dugins and Louise Ray. 

John Thorndike and Christian Simonton. 

John Boswell and Molly Strout. 

Mathias Vickery and Ruth Horton, he of Falmouth. 

Samuel Nichols and Rebecca Wimble. 

James Hayes and Ruth Strout. 

Jacob York and Olive Sawyer. 

Joseph Chandler Rackleff and Mary Welch, he of Scarboro. 

Solomon Jordan and Christian Simonton. 

Angus McDonald and Ann Hicks, he of Pleasant River. 

Gideon Bowley and Hannah Strout. 

Benjamin Thomas and Mary Jordan, he of Boothbay. 

William Ray and Hannah Dyer. 

John McCarthy and Mary Miller. 

John Preston and Lucy Wimble, he of Falmouth. 

Charles Patrick and Mehitable Fickett, he of Falmouth. 

Ezra Jordan and Phebe Sawyer. 

104 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

Thomas Millett and Rachel Brown. 

John Burfet and Sarah Abbott. 

John Lemmon and Mary Simonton, he of Georgetown. 

David Brown and Sarah Jordan, he of Narraguagas. 

Henry Jackson and Rachel Dyer. 

Nathaniel Gushing and Mary Dyer. 

Jonathan Loveitt jr. and Mariam Mitchell. 

William Fogg and Mary Jordan, he of Scarboro. 

Jonathan Strout and Sarah Strout. 

Joshua Strout jr., and Betsey Cobb. 

Simeon Skillin and Mary Skillin, he of Scarboro. 

John Miller and Sarah Gushing. 

Jonathan Fogg and Anne Maxwell. 

William Johnson and Bathsheba Strout. 

John Young and Ada Nason, he of New Boston. 

Samuel Webb and Abigail Stanford. 

David Vickery and Sarah Stone. 

Daniel Gash and Sarah Strout. 

Stephen Cash and Elizabeth Horton. 

John Randall and Anne Roberts. 

Alexander McGlutchy and Mary Maxwell, he of Bristol. 

Solomon Meserve and Arabella Jordan, he of Scarboro. 

William Webster and Jane Yeaton. 

William Thomas and Abigail Simonton. 

Nathaniel Hasty and Sarah Beeman, he of Scarboro. 

Samuel Hill and Hannah Jordan, he of Biddeford. 

Jacob Webb and Sarah Woodbury. 

Benjamin Fickett and Deborah Sawyer. 

Samuel McLellan and Anne Dyer. 

Willard Bangs and Elizabeth Strout. 

William Weeks and Dorcas Dyer. 

John Jones and Martha Douglass. 

Samuel Johnson and Elizabeth McCoy, he of Kittery. 

Ebenezer Cobb jr. and Rachel Sawyer. 

John Mitchell and Miriam Mitchell, he of Wells. 

John Wheeler and Martha Welch, he of Boothbay. 

Sept. 29, 


Oct. 6, 


Dec. 15, 



Feb. 17, 



Mar. 23, 

April 6, 

May 25, 

Aug. 17, 

Sept. 21, 

Oct. 4, 




Nov. 7, 




Dec. 19, 



Jan. 4, I 



Feb. I, 

April 10, 



June 7, 

Aug. 28, 

Sept. 2, 

Nov. 22, 




13, 1790, 


18, 1771. 





























14, 1772. 





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Jonathan Hagens and Katherine Stanford, he of Falmouth. 

James Hayes and Thankful (Jent ?) 

George Elder and Frances Jackson. 

Thaddeus Broad and Lucy Skillings, he of Falmouth. 

William Dingley and Sarah Jordan. 

Isaac Strout and Jane Strout. 

Jeremiah Crowley and Elizabeth Jordan, 

Jonathan Simonton and Elizabeth Jordan. 

Fergus Hagens and Jane Jameson, he of Scarboro. 

Nathaniel Dyer and Hannah Dyer. 

Capt. Briant Morton and Lucy Chamberlain, he of Gorham. 

Mathew Donell and Sarah Cash. 

John Veman and Betsey Small. 

John Getchell and Elizabeth Robinson, he of Royaltown. 

Reuben Small and Huldah Lazedell. 

James Frazer and Ann McLellan. 

John Simonton and Rachel McLellan. 

Eleazer Strout jr. and Mary Lewis. 

Benj. Thrasher jr. and Lorahmah Marriner. 

Ebenezer Beal and Sarah Dunham, he of York. 

Capt. Mathew Simonton and Elizabeth (Simonton). 

Christopher Dyer and Hannah Randall. 

Benj. Smith and Bridget Jordan. 

Benj. Allen Jordan and Sarah Trundy. 

Francis Jackson and Elizabeth Nason. 

Benj. Jordan jr. and Christian Weman. 

Thomas Maxwell jr. and Hannah Emery. 

Thos. Gookins and Jane Welch, he of Frenchman's Bay. 

George Smith and Deborah Bailey. 

Micah Dyer jr. and Sarah Holland. 

Dudley Bradstreet and Abigail Webb. 

Ebenezer Simonton and Jane Maxwell. 

David Dyer and Sarah Lewis. 

Benj. Clark and Sarah Jordan. 

Daniel Sawyer jr. and Lorania Gushing. 

William Boswell and Rachel Lee. 

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Jacob Sawyer and Christian White. 

Patrick Maxwell and Katherine Webb. 

Bickford Dyer and Betsey Waterman. 

James Key Kelly and Joanna Woodbury. 

Samuel Cash jr. and Susannah Eddy. 

Samuel Jordan 3d and Abigail Hatch. 

James Strout and Eunice Dyer. 

Patrick Irish and Ann Jordan. 

John McDonald and Eunice Robinson. 

Benj. Sawyer and Katherine Marriner. 

William Mclntire and Susannah Simonton, he of Bristol. 

Simeon Davis and Jane Wentworth. 

Joshua Dyer and Mary Sawyer. 

Joel Sawyer and Elizabeth Stone, he of Gorham. 

James Webber and Hannah Alden. • 

Patrick Porterfield and Mary McLellan, he of Georges. 

Nathaniel Wheeler and Betsey Leach. 

Cornelius Brinhall and Sarah Crockett, he of Falmouth. 

John Bailey and Abigail Delleno, he of Falmouth. 

Samuel Davis and Hannah Dyer. 

Asa Dyer and Sarah Simonton, 

John Cash and Keziah Strout. 

Richard Willis and Elizabeth Thrasher, he of Falmouth. 

Thos. Dellano and Molly Strout, he of Falmouth. 

Mose Jordan and Mary Millett. 

Richard Strout and Deborah Strout. 

Samuel Hewey and Elizabeth Bangs, he of Brunswick. 

Christopher Strout and Mary Small. 

Peter Dyer and Sarah Simonton. 

Benj. Marston and Ruth Sawyer, he of Falmouth. 

Thomas McLellan and Hannah Dyer. 

Eleazer Strout jr. and Patience Cash. 

William Berry and Joanna (Doane ?) 

John Fickett jr. and Lucy Stanford. 

Elisha Small and Deborah Small. 

Stephen Randall jr. and Lydia Roberts. 


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8, 1773. 




























6, 1774. 








April 5, 












• 14, 



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Oct. 25, 1774. Lemuel Jordan and Mary Jordan. 

27, Beriah Weston and Lucy Moody. 

Nov. 3, Stephen Atwood and Joanna Jordan. 

3, Joseph Cobb jr. and Christian White. 

10, Clement Jordan jr. and Sarah Jordan. 

10, Zebulon Whitney and Hannah Stone, he of Gorham. 

17, Samuel Boothby and Isabel Maxwell, he of Scarboro. 
20, Ezekiel Jordan and Mary Simonton. 

Dec. 8, Joseph Cummings and Martha Sargent, he of Falmouth. 

12, Jacob Sawyer jr. and Sarah Fowler. 

15, William Cummings and Ann Jackson. 

28, Joseph Parker and Mary Strout. 

Jan. 25, 1775. Jonathan Sawyer and Rebecca Parker. 

April 20, Joseph Weeman and Mary Richards. 

June I, • John Skinner and Catherine Jordan. 

July 5, ' Samuel Sawyer jr. and Hannah Horn. 

Aug. 6, David Dyer and Tamsin Denison, she of Royalstown. 

Nov. 16, John Marriner and Hannah Webster. 

26, Barnabas Saw3^er and Thankful Parker. 

Dec. II, Prince Strout and Christian Dyer. 

18, William White and Mary Simonton. 
20, George Bowey and Rachel Strout. 

Jan. LI, 1776. John Mitchell and Sarah Jordan. 

11, Robert Stanford jr. and Lydia Horton. 
Feb. II, Ebenezer Sawyer and Hannah Small. 

29, John Robinson and Martha Jordan. 
Mar. 21, Reuben Libby and Rebecca Weston. 
May 30, Edward Small and Margaret Sawyer. 

[To be continued.] 


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Samuel Darby, Capt., Old York, 
James Dunnell, Lieut., " " 
Joshua Trafton, Ens", " " 
Joshua Grant, Serg*., " " 
Abraham Pray, " Berwick, 
John Kingsbury, '* Old York, 

Will™ Conway, Fifer, 
James Austing, Private,01d York Jesper Grant, Private, 

John Beal 
Stephen Baker 
Arther Bridges 
Joshua Bridges 
Samuel Baker 
Daniel Bain 
Nehemiah Booker 
Edmond Bridges 
Mathies Bail 
Obediah Donell 
David Davis 
James Dempsey 
Richd Dean 
James Fitzgarral*i 
Rubin Freeman 
Jonathan Farnham 
Daniel Grant 

Corneles Hill 
Eliakim Hilton 
Thomas Horn 
Daniel Lunt 
Joshua M^Lucas 
Theodor Lovejoy 
Josiah Moore 
Abraham Moore 
Richard Morris 
Amos Main 
Peter Nowill 
Sherbal Nasson 
Paul Nowell 
Spencer Perkins 
Jeddich Pribble 
David Pribble 
Edwd Pribble 

Benjamin Lee, Serg*., Old York. 
John Tinney, Corp^, " 
Jotham Webber," " 

John McCaslin, " " 

Jotham Donell, " " 

Joseph Parsons, Drum''," 
Old York. 

Old York Joseph Standly, Private, Old York 
Nathanii Ramsdell 
John Sutton 
William Serjeant 
William Simpson 
William Worster 
Eliphet Trafton 
Daniel Webber 
Samuel Welsh 
John Young 
Seasor a Negro 
Josiah Parsons 
John Davis 
James Sellars 
Jeremiah Holt 

Peter M^Gee George Town 

Tarrance M^mehone " 

— Alass. Archives. 

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YORKE 26 August 1696 

Cap'' Hill I have sent by serjeant Newell \ Henry Acres 
2\ men whose names are heire Inserted, & to j Stephen Boneson 
releive 2! of those men that Cap* Serjeant &f Jon: Davis 
Cap* Summerbie left w* you: & you are to/ Tho: Durgy 
keep seven men that those Cap* left whose \ waiter fairfeild 
names are as followeth / 

Titus wells 

Thomas Green 

Tho : Hardie 

Jon: Clarke 

Sam^^ Barkhouse 

Josua pilsbury 

peter legroo. 
As Also you are to delyver to Serjeant Nowell 
the 2i men in room of those sent to be posted 
according to Serjeant Nowells order 

Remember to order Convenient Scouting. 

Jon : Brown 
Jonth^: Hobbs 
Antony Dike 
wm : Rosse 
jere. frinck 
warren waight 
Ebenezer Williams 
Jon : Sawyer 
Wm: Hoar 
Jon : pickworth 
Benj : Carrill 
Israel wood 
Jon: Burt 
Jon: Gott 
Henry Toleman 
Jonath^: Stinson. 

Barth° Gedney Com^ In Cheif. 

To Capt. Hill. 


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Bee it knowne vnto all men by these p^sents that I Eliakim 
Hutchinson of Boston in New EngF merchant doe hereby authorise 
& appoynt my loveing ffriend Josept Hamond Esq'^ of Kittery in 
the province of Maine to be my true & lawfull Attorny to ask de- 
mand sue for & recover all debts lands or what ever els due or 
owing to mee E. Hutchinson by or from Nathaniel Harris of York 
in s^ Province of Maine or any other person or persons whatsoever 
giving my s^ Attorney full power to Sue arrest attach Imprison & 
out of prison to deliver upon Sattisfaction made, & to appoynt one 
attorny or more vnder him if he see cans & doe hereby confirme 
whatsoever my Attorny shall lawfully doe. In witness whereof I 
have herevnto sett my hand & scale this first day of January Anno 
Dom : 1 7O7 in the ff ifth yeare of y^ reigne of our Soveraine Lady 
Ann Queen of Engl^ &c. 

£m Hutchinson. 

Sealed & Deliv^ in p^esenc. 
of Spencer Phips. 


Suff : f s : Boston i^^ Januy 17O7 
Eliakim Hutchinson personally appeared 
before me the Subscriber one of Her 
Maj^i^s Justices of the Peace In the 
County afores^, & acknowledged this 
lustrum^ to be his Act & Deed. 
Tho: Palmer. 

Capt: Noah Emery Berwick March 7, 1757. 


The following is a List of y^ Several Persons which 
Lives in y^ Precincts of y^ Company you command and has Inlisted 

Mai7ie Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 111 

in y® Troop of Horse under my Command Viz*. Joseph Goold Jr. 
Japhet Emery, Tim^ : Waymouth, Nath^ Clark, Nathan Bartlet Jr: 
John Furbush, William Furbush, James Ferguson the 3^ 

Yours, Abr^ Lord. 

Sargent William Smith Jr. 

You being appointed to serve the King in Guarding the stores 
up the Kennebeck River to Fort Halifax, are hereby ordered, im- 
powered and directed to take with you the other Impressed men 
hereafter named and repair Immediately to the Hon^ Jeremiah 
Moulton Esq: Coll^ of the first Regiment in the County of York, 
or to such officer as by him is, or shall be appointed to command 
the Company designed for that service and well and faithfully 
observe such orders and Directions as they shall from time to time 
give you pursuant to Law & the authority they shall have from 
their Super'^ officers. The men which I here send with you are to 
obey you as their officer until the said commanding officer shall 
otherwise order, for which this shall be your sufficient Warrant. 

Given under my hand & seal at Kittery in the County of York 
the 26*^ day of May in the 28*^ year of his Majestys Reign Anno 
Dom: 1755. 

Noah Emery Cap^, 

1. W"^ Smith Jr. Impressed May 24. 

2. Bryant Davis. " " " 

3. Isaac Chick. " May 24. 

4. Lemuel Gowen. " " " 

5. W"^ Furbush. '' May 26. 

6. Daniel Goold " May 24. 

7. Danl: Furbush Jr. " May 27. 

8. Shem Emery. " " " 


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At a Meeting of y^ ffield Officers & Capt^^^ of y^ Rigm^ of Millitia 

in y^ County of York at York Aug^^ 25^^ 1720. 
By Vertue of an Ord^ from his Ex^y the Govern^ 
Ordered that Garrisons or places of refuge be erected in y^ Town 

of Kittery At y^ several places following viz^ 

Andrew Neal. 
Sam^ Smal Jr: 
John Morrell Sen"^ 
David Libby Jun^ 
John Staple. 
John Dennet 
Rich^ Rogers. 
Lt. Elihu Gunnison. 
Nicho Weeks. 
Widdow Wilson 
Clem^ Bearing. 

John Gowen 
Cap^ Jn° Heard. 
Capt^ Nich^ Shapleigh. 
Maj: Jos: Hamond 
Rich^ King Sen'^ 
John Adams. 
Nathi Leach. 
M™ Newmarch 
Andrew Lewis. 
Ebenez^ More. 
Rob^ Eliot Esq : 

John Wheelwright. 
W"^ Pepperrell. 
Jos : Hamond 
Lewis Bane. 
Abra"^ Preble 

Jon^ Nason 
Maj: Charles ffrost. 
Cap^ Jn°. Leighton. 
Joseph Hill. 
Widdow Spinney. 
Mr. Jos : Curtis. 
Mr. Robt : Cutt. 
Nathi Kene. 
Sam^ Hutchins. 
Coll° Pepperrell. 
W Richd Cutt. 

Elisha Plaisted. 
\Ym Pepperrell Jun^ 
Nich° Shapleigh. 

Albany June 14^^^ 1758. 
Ever Honored Father, 

Sr. Cap^ James Gowen sends Home his chest by Cap^ 
William Moore of Kittery in S^ W"^ Pepperrells Sloop, in which 
chest I send my Great Cote and Striped Jacot and one shirt. Hat 
and Wigg and Handkerchief, one pair of old Stokins and Bible a 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 113 

Pair of Gloves and three Knives &c. Sr. Pleas to see that these 
things are taken Care off. 

This Day we are to March from Albany to Fort Edward. I 
hope you are all Well as I am at this Time. 

Is the Harty Wishes of Your 
Obediant Son 

Shem Emery. 

Superscription. \ 



Halifax 23^ July 1758. 

Having an opportunity of a Vessel bound to Casco bay and 
understand you was in Country I judged it highly necessary to 
acquaint you with a piece of Intelligence I have just now Rec^ 
from the Bay of Fundy which is that M : Boishebert the french 
party an officer who formerly Commanded at the mouth of Saint 
John's River has gone for Louisburg with about three hundred & 
fifty French & Indians of the different Tribes on the west side of 
the Gulf of S: Lawrence that St. John Indians had refused to go 
with them in Resentment of some 111 usage they had Rec^ : there 
last year. But that they were willing to undertake any thing against 
the Eastern Settlements of New England that two men having 
deserted some time ago from Georges fort had been surprised 
asleep by the Indians, one of which they killed and the other hav- 
ing told he was a deserter promised to lead them to a Place where 
they could Sieze a great many Goods & Chattels belonging to the 
English and distress a great number of People whereupon it was 
concerted that the St. John Indians with the neutral French should 

114 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

fit out the two Sloops lately taken in the Bay by M^ Neil's schooner 
now turned into a Privateer and proceed to Mount Desart Bay 
where they were to land & march against the Settlements about 
George, to which thsir Guide the Deserter had undertaken to con- 
duct them. These Sir, I thought proper to acquaint you with and 
to desire that you be pleased to send as early information of it as 
possible to the Eastward that the poor inhabitants may be put upon 
their guard against any attempt the Enemy may make upon them. 
I am Sir your most obedient & Humble Servant. 
Mr. Waldo. Rob?' Monckton. 

The Complaint of John Phillips of ffalmouth Millwright, against 
Mr Robert Jordan of ffalmouth afore s^ Sheweth. 

Imprimis In the yeare 1656 the Plaintiffe John Phillips being 
settled in Casco Bay in y^ Towne of ffalmouth in his own 
house & plantacon & being furnished with Servants & 
sufficient stock of Cattell of all kinds: viz^: Seaven Cowes 
& oxen & other young Cattell to y^ number of twenty & 
two, togeather with Swine & Corne & all other provision 
inabled to carry on y^ designe of building of Saw Mills, 
& Corne Mills on the River of presompsca in the Sayd 
Towne, & to that end the plantiffe did purchase & procure 
from Mr. George Cleave in the right of Mr. Rigby a 
certaine Tract of Land and a Swamp of timber trees to 
Supply y^ his intended Mills on the north ffside of the 
river Pessompsca & other Land of the Sayd M^. Cleave 
of his own Lands as his deeds mentioneth. 

2iy. The plaintiffe being at York to fitt himselfe of Iron work 

for the Sayd Mills, as Sawes & other implements for his 
occasion returnim^ mett w*^^ Mr Jordan whoe understand- 

Maine Historical and Geiiealogical Recorder, 115 

ing the sayd Phillips his intention desired to Joine in part- 
nership with him in the sayd Mills promiseing to come to 
Casco to accord with the Plaintiffe but did not keep 
promise, but sent him a Scottishman of his owne to be 
helpfull to y^ plaintife that he might instruct him in falling 
Timber for y^ sd Mills for the space of two Monethes the 
Plaintiffe finding him Diet which the plaintiffe Vallueth 
more than his work and afterward sent the plaintiffe 
annother man for that winter being in all not above foure 
months the man also being sickly and not able to deserve 
his meat. 

3^y. In the moneth of June following, about the 26*^ day came 

Mr. Jordan to y^ plaintiffe offering some Conditions of 
agreem* about their proceedings in partnershipp but did 
not agree to any, they differing in their ppositions, yett 
never the less the sayd Jordan being Vexed that he could 
not insnarre the plaintiffe, to have him to accord to his 
ppositions which the plaintiffe knew would tend to his 
uttar Ruin : then fforthw*^ the sayd Jordan gott a partie 
of men to side with him to overthrow the plaintiffe, & by 
his Subtile petending an interest in the sayd Mills and in 
the Plaintiffs labor Did send to the Plaintiff a protest 
against his farther proceedings in the sayd work forbidding 
all psons to deale with the plantif, declareing that all was 
his the sayd Jordans which the plaintiff had in the world 
for damages done to him by the Plantife, & all this done 
w^^out any due Course of Law. 

4^y In the yeare: 58: the Plaintife with y^ rest of the inhabi- 

tants being brought under the authority of this Jurisdiction 
by our ffree consents the sayd Jordan Intending to Ruine 

116 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

the plantiff, did forthw% Arrest the Plantiff person in An 
action of five hundred pound sterls to answer the suite 
the next Countie Court at York, & annother p^tended 
action against this plaintiff which made seizure upon all 
the rest of his goods, & Cattells whereby this Plantiff was 
disabled to finde Security, but must bee a prisoner, then 
came Jordan pfered Composition to this plaintiff, but my 
Answere was I ought him nothing: Yett if the Sayd 
Jordan would reposess this plaintiff of all his Estate which 
was Attached and give this Plaintiffe a generall acquit- 
tance that then all things should be well whereunto the 
sayd Jordan applyed, and gave this plaintiff a acquittance 
and repossession of all his Lands Cattell and his other 
estate yett notwithstanding after few dayes there came in 
Jordans name of his ptye certaine men which without any 
order of Law drove away 2 ffatt Oxen well worth 20 
pounds at least, and drove to Mrs Jane Mackworths house 
and there Killed them and disposed of them at his pleas- 
ure, and the sd Mrs : Mackworth at another time Killed a 
Bull of this plaintiffs saying it was Mr. Jordans Bull, and 
all this done without any due course of Law & at another 
time came one Richard Martyn to this plaintiffe & drove 
away one Milch Cow & another Killed at his house which 
were myne which he sayd Jordan sold to him the Sayd 
Martyn and at another time came one Thomas Stanffort 
and took a way one Milch cow and delvd her to Mr Neale 
in m^ Jordans name and likewise took one Steer about 3 
ycares old, and carried to his owne house in Jordans name 
and all this without order of Law and after his acquit- 

Maijie Historical a7id Genealogical Recorder. 117 

5^y. The sayd Jordan further to vex the plaintiff did command 

him by a warrant to appeare at the next Countie Court : 
or Court of Associates in y^ County of Yorkshyre himselfe 
being one of the Associates and there entered against him 
an Action of trespass : but the Court found for this 
plaintife then the defendant cost of Court and all his pos- 
sessions formerly possessed of. 

6^y. The said Jordan further proceeded to Ruine this plaintiffe 

pretending that the plaintiffe had committed ffelony 
against the sayd Jordan and procured a warrant to com- 
mit him to York Goale where he continued till by ord^ of 
the hono^d Commissions^ of this Coloney he was ffreed 
fro his imprisonm^ and dureing the time of his imprisonm*^ 
Thomas Stanfort forcibly took away from this plaintiffe 
his coat and a beav^ skinne worth ffourteene shillings and 
his coate cost him foure pounds sterl : upon the Sabbath 
Day as he was in the way towards York being forced to 
travell by the Sayd Stanford being the Constables Deputie 
that was appointed to bee Counstable und^ the p^tended 
Athority of M^. Gorges. 


118 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



1 David King m. Elizabeth, dau. of John Gray of Biddeford, 14 
Mar., 1762. She d. 17 Mar., 1777, aged 31 yrs., 7 mos. They had 
children : 

2 ^ John, b. 30 Nov., 1762. 

3 ^ David, b. 5 Jan., 1765; d. Dec, 1776, 

4 2 William, b. 12 Nov., 1766; d. 31 Dec, 1769. 

5 ^ Josiah, b. 12 Jan., 1769. 

6 ^ Sarah Alden, b. 23 Apr., 1771. 

7 ^ Mary, b. 14 Dec, 1773. 

8 '' William, b. 17 May, 1776. 

(6) Sarah Alden King, m. Dea. John Hayes of Saco, 15 Sept. 
1 764. They had five children : 

9 ^ John King, b. 

TO ^ Elizabeth, b. at Stroudwater, near Portland, Me., 25 Jan., 1792. 

11 3 Sarah Alden, b. 16 Feb., 1796; d. 25 Mar., 1827. 

12 4 Mary Fairfield, b, 5 Feb., 179S; d. 31 Mar., 1853. 

13 ^ Abra, b. 

(7) Mary King m. 25 Aug., 1790, William Fairfield. He d. Mar., 
1827. They had fourteen children: 

14 ^ Oliver, b. i Jan., 1794; d. 24 Mar., 1883. ^ 

15 ^ Alexander, b. 2 Aug., 1795. 

16 ^ Asa, b. 28 Jan., 1797 

17 '' Cyrus King, b. 13 March, 1799; d. 23 Mar., 181 1. 

18 5 Miranda, b. 5 Nov., 1800; d. June following. 

19 ^ Lucinda, b. 20 Nov., 1S02. 

20 '' Eliza, b. 15 July, 1804; d. 19 Apr., 1806. 

21 ^ John, b. 4 Mar., 1806; d. 6 Apr., 1833. 

22 9 Joseph, b. 23 Sept., 1807. 

23 '° Charles, b. 14 Feb., 1809. 

24 " Jane, b. i May, 1811. 

25 '^ William, b. 31 May, 1813; d. 26 Apr., 1815. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 119 

26 '3 Sarah, b. lo Jan., 1816; m. C. S. Silver. 

27 ^4 George, b. 2 Sept., 1818; d. i June, 1836. 

(9) John King Hayes m. Fannie, dau. of Lemuel Nutter. They 
had two children, perhaps more. 

28 '^ Mary, m. Kimball, and had two children, a son — Columbus, and a daughter. 

29 ^ Sarah, never married. 

(10) Elizabeth Hayes, m. Arthur Milliken,^ b. at Scarboro, Me., 
25 Aug., 1789; d. at Buxton, Me., 9 Jan., 1864. She d. at Scoharrie, 
N. Y., 19 May, 1833. They had nine children: 

30 ^ Sarah Ann, b. at Saco, Me., 27 Dec, 1812; d. at Scoharrie, N. Y., 25 July, 1831. 

31 ^ John Hayes, b. at Saco, 12 Sept., 1813 ; d. at St. Augustine, Fla., 28 Aug., 1839. 

32 3 Elizabeth, b. at Troy, N. Y., 10 Apr., 1817. 

33 -* Arthur, b. at Troy, 11 Feb., 1819; d. 21 Apr., 1819. 

34 s Mary, b. at Troy, 18 Sept., 1820. 

35 ^ Samuel Arthur, b. at Troy, 16 Aug., 1822 ; died 15 Nov., 1822. 

36 '' Charles Samuel, b. at Troy, 15 July, 1823; d. at Saco, 18 Mar., 1844. 
2i'] ^ Jane Urena, b. at Troy, 20 April, 1825. 

38 9 Catherine, b. at Scoharrie, 13 Sept., 1832; d. 5 Mar., 1833. 

(11) Sarah Alden Hayes m. Capt. Oliver Fairfield t (her cousin), 
22 Apr., 18 19. He was b. i Jan., 1794; d. 24 March, 1883. They 
had three children : 

39 ^ Oliver, b. 17 Feb., 1820; drowned in Lake Erie, 10 July, 1841 ; unmarried. 

40 ^ Mary King, b. at Kennebunkport, Me., 8 Sept., 1823. 

41 3 Sarah Hayes, b. 21 March, 1825. 

(12) Mary Fairfield Hayes m. 1818, Nathaniel Milliken,^ b. in 
Buxton, Me., 25 Dec, 1793; d. in Ohio, Aug., 1874. They had 
six children : 

42 ^ Elizabeth, b. 26 Jan., 1820. 

43 ^ King Hayes, b. 12 July, 182 1. 

44 3 Mary Fairfield, b. 3 Aug., 1824. 

* He m. 2d, Aphia Milliken, widows of Joseph Fogg of Scarboro ; no children. 

t He m. 2d, Mrs. Sarah Lord Kimball of Kennebunkport, Me., 4 April, 1835. She d. 10 Nov., 
1863. He m. 3d, Mrs. Emma Hart of Decatur, Ind., 10 May, 1865. 

I He m. 2d, 26 Jan., 1862, Mary Beckwith, and had one child, Georgianna, b. i Nov., 1864, un- 

120 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

45 ■* Frances Jane, b. 14 Sept., 1827. 

46 ^ Lucy Anna, b. 3 July, 1S32. 

47 ^ John Hayes, b. 12 July, 1S39; d. Aug., 1864; unmarried. 

(13) Abra Hayes m. George Hill, and moved to Fort Wayne, Ind., 
in 1835, where he soon after died. They had one child: 

48 ^ George jr., m. He was killed by a falling scaffold while superintending the construction of 
a building. He left four children, two sons and two daughters. 

(14) Oliver Fairfield m. ist, Sarah Alden Hayes (ii), (his cousin), 
22 Apr., 181 9. She was b. i6 Feb., 1796; d. 25 Mar., 1827. They 
had three children. Oliver (39), Mary (40), Sarah Hayes (41); see 
(11). He m. 2d, Sarah Lord Kimball, 4 Apr., 1835, and moved to 
Fort Wayne, Ind., in company with his brother Asa (16) and family. 

(15) Alexander Fairfield went to Canada with one of the King 
brothers, and married there. He left a son and five or six daus., all 
married and living in the vicinity of St. Sylvester, Prov. Quebec. 

(16) Asa Fairfield went to Fort Wayne, Ind., married, not living. 
Children living at Fort Wayne. 

(19) Lucinda Fairfield m. ist, Capt. Isaac Emery. He was lost 
at sea. They had four children : 

49 ^ Susan D., b. 19 Oct., 1823. 

50 '^ Mary L., b. 12 Apr., 1826. 

51 3 Eunice P., b. 17 Apr., 1828. 

52 '•Charles I., b. 12 Aug., 1830. 

She m. 2d, Clement Perkins, 1837. She is now living, again a 
widow. They had five children : 

53 5 George C, b. 23 Aug., 1838. 

54 ^ William L., b. 3 May, 1840. 

55 ^ Ernestine L., b. 14 Feb., 1842. 

56 ^ David King, b. 11 May, 1843. 

57 9 Caroline A., b. 29 July, 1845. 

(23) Charles Fairfield moved to Fort Wayne about 1850; m. and 
had six children, living; all m. except the youngest. The father 
still living in Texas. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 121 

(24) Jane Fairfield m. Nahum Haley of Kennebunkport. He 
died 1884. They had two daughters; m. 

(26) Sarah Fairfield m. C. S. Silver about 1838. They had four 
children, none living. She is still living in Portland, Oregon, to 
which place they removed thirty-five years ago. 

(32) Elizabeth Milliken m. Dr. George W. Churchill at Troy, 
N. Y., I Jan., 1836. She d. at Saco, Me., 17 Dec, 1844. They 
had one child : 

58 Mary Jane, b. Nov., 1841 ; resides in California; vuimarried. 

(34) Mary Milliken m. Alpheus A. Hanscom, Esq., at Saco, 20 
Sept., 1843, now living (1885) at Portsmouth, N. H., where Mr. H. 
is proprietor of the Daily Evening Times, and also of the States 
and Unio7i, two prominent journals of that city. They had : 

59 ^ Julia, b. in Saco, i8 Apr., 1845. 

60 ^ Alpheus, b. at Saco, i March, 1849; d. 7 May, 1850. 

61 ^ Charles, b. at Saco, 23 May, 1851 ; d. 13 June, 1851, 

62 ^ Mary Libby, b. at Saco, 25 Dec, 1854; unmarried. 

(37) Jane Urena Milliken m. Capt. Henry Libby* at Saco, 13 
Aug., 1850. She d. 27 Nov., 1855, in Chelsea, Mass. He d. 22 
Jan., 1880. They had one child, Charles Henry, b. on St. Helena, 
15 July, 1855; d. Oct. 3 following. 

(40) Mary King Fairfield m. ist, James Bayless Hanna,t 22 Feb., 
1843, at Fort Wayne, Ind. He d. 20 Aug., 185 1, aged 28 years, 
7 mos., 9 days. They had three children: 

63 ' Clara Louise, b. 15 Oct., 1845. 

64 ^ Oliver Samuel, b. 12 Aug., 1847. 

65 ^ James Thomas, b. 27 Nov., 1849. 

She m. 2d, 1859, B. Jenkins ; no children. 

(41) Sarah Hayes Fairfield m. ist, Amos Thomas Hanna,t 30 

* He m. 2d, Anna Nelson, and had children. 

t Brothers, and sons of Hon. Samuel Hanna, a distinguished and wealthy citizen of Indiana. 

122 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Sept, 1845, at Fort Wayne, Ind. He d. 7 Sept., 1846. They had 
one child: 

66 ^ Thomasetta S., b. i Sept., 1846. 

She m. 2d, Amos S. Evans, of Hillsboro, Ohio, ii Feb., 1856, 
and removed to Fort Wayne in i860. He retired from business 
I Jan., 1877, and removed to San Jose, CaL, for its desirable 
climate. They had three children: 

67 ^ Eliza Italia, b. 20 Nov., 1856. 

68 3 Oliver Fairfield, b. 20 Feb., 1858. 

69 '' Hugh Hanna, b. 21 Jan., 1S64; cl. June following. 

(42) Elizabeth Milliken m. George Frank, 14 Mar., 1839. They 

70 ^ Charles H., b. 5 Mar., 1840. 

(43) King Hayes Milliken, m. Phebe Hollister, 1843. They had: 

71 ^ Abra Hayes, b. 1844; d. 1879; unmarried. 

72 ^ Frederick, b. 1846; d. 1861 ; 

73 3 Oliver, b. 1853 ; not married. 

74 •* Annie, b. 1856. 

(44) Mary Fairfield Milliken m. Augustus Bump, 1843. They 

75 ' Mary Elizabeth, b. 1846. 

76 ^ Charles, b. 1850; not married. 

(45) Frances Jane Milliken m. George Edwin Howe, 14 Mar., 
1847. They had: 

']'] ^ George Worth, b. lo Mar., 1848. 

78 ^ Frank Milliken, b. 25 July, 1852. 

79 3 Charles Cooke, b. 8 Feb., 1856. 

80 '^ Clara Frances, b. 28 May, 1861. 

(46) Lucy Anna Milliken m. Joseph D. Fox, Oct., 1851. They 

81 ^ Winfield Scott, b. 1852. 

82 ^ Nathaniel Milliken, b. 1854; not married. 

83 3 Josephine, b. 1857 ; d. May, 1877. 

84 '* Charles Sumner, b. i860. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 123 

(49) Susan D. Emery m. Robert W. Towne. They had : 

85 ^ Mary S. 

86 ^ Charles E. 

(50) Mary L. Emery m. Cyrus Fenderson. They had : 

87 ^ Lauraetta. 

88 ^ Josephine. 

(51) Eunice P.Emery m. ist, Joseph Wheelwright; 2d, H. Smart, 
and had three children. 

(52) Charles I. Emery m. Sarah Perkins. They had: 

89 ^ Ella G. 

90 ^ Charles. 

(53) George C. Perkins (ex-governor of California), m. Ruth A. 
Parker. They had : 

91 ' Fannie I. 

92 2 George E. 

93 3 Susan C. 

94 -* Fred K. 

95 5 Milton G. 

96 ^ Ruth M. 

(54) William L. Perkins m. Mattie Moore. They had : 

98 ^ Lillie A. 

(55) Ernestine L. Perkins m, Henry M. Maling, 10 July, 1867. 
They had : 

99 ^ Alice H. 

100 2 Walter B. 

loi 3 Ernest H. 

102 ■* Lucy A. 

(56) David King Perkins m. Mary Spark, They had : 

103 ^ Ernestine. 

104 2 G. Clement. 

105 3 Alma F. 

106 4 Mabel L. 

124 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

(59) Julia Hanscom m. in Manchester, N. H., i January, 1868, 
Orlando J. Corson. They had three children: 

107 ^ Jessie Florence, b. 6 Oct., 1868; d. 30 Aug., 1870. 

108 ^ George Alpheus, b. 12 May, 1870. 

109 ^ Annie Rosmer, b. 7 Aug., 1872. 

(63) Clara Louise Hanna m. William L. Carnaham, Nov., 1864, 
and had : 

no ^ Louise, b. 2 May, 1866. 

111 ^ Robert Hanna, b. 25 Apr., 1868, 

112 2 Clara C, b. 7 June, 1879. 

113 ^ Virginia, b. 4 Dec, 1884. 

(64) Oliver Samuel Hanna m. Mary Ella Nuttman, 5 Dec, 1878, 
and had : 

114 ^ Julia Nuttmann, b. 22 April, 1880. 

115 ^ Gertrude King, b. 3 Oct., 1881. 

(65) James Thomas Hanna m. Eliza F. Colerick, Nov., 1876, and 

116 ^ Ethel, b. I Feb., 1878. 

117 ^ Mary Margaret, b. 10 Sept., 1879. . 

118 3 Charles S., b. i Sept., 18S2. 

(66) Thomasetta S. Hanna m. B. D. Skinner, 23 Dec, 1869. He 
d. Sept., 1884. They had: 

119 ^ Emily M. 

(70) Charles H. Frank m, ist, Susie Lines. She d. . He 

m. 2d, Nellie E. Dunning, and had : 

120 ^ Clara E. 

(75) Mary Elizabeth Bump m. ist, Frank Martin, 1862. He 
d. . They had: 

121 ^ Clara. 

122 ^ Belle. 

She m. 2d, Oscar Patten, 1878, and had : 

123 3 Frances. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 125 

{"]"]) George Worth Howe m. Ella P. Lines, and had: 

124 ^ Grace Frances, b. 12 Aug., 1875. 

{^^) Frank Milliken Howe m. Ora Nixon, 12 Sept., 1877. No 

(79) Charles Cooke Howe m. Julia Fenner, Dec, 1880, and had: 

125 ^ Helen, b. 21 Nov., 1881. 

126 2 Charles Worth, b. 11 Dec, 1884. 

(80) Clara Frances Howe m. Waldo H. Warner, 8 June, 1880, 
and had : 

127 ^ Waldo Howe, b. 21 May, 188 1. 

(81) Winfield Scott Fox m. Louisa Knox, Sept., 1879. He d. 


"Vermont Union," C. M. Chase, Editor, 

Lyndon, Vermont, Friday, Sept. lo, 1880. 

Odebolt, Iowa, Sept. 2, 1880. 
C.M.Chase: I have this morning received a notice from Hon. Theo. P. Storley of Gains- 
borough, England, stating that there is an estate in chancery lying there valued at ^200,000 belonging 
to the descendants of Thomas Lane, who moved from England to Vermont or New Hampshire 
about the year 1800. I am prosecuting the claim for the King family who are distant relatives of 
Mr. Lane. It is believed by the relatives here that there are some still remaining in the east who 
are legally entitled to their share of the estate. Will you be kind enough to ask through the 
columns of your valuable paper any of its readers whose family name may be either Lane or King to 
forward to me their names and proper addresses, together with as much of 'Catxx fmnily history as 
they may be in possession of and also ask other papers in New Hampshire and Vermont to copy. 

Respectfully, Chas. E. George, Att'y. 

126 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

London, Feb. 4th, 1886. 

Editor Maine Genealogical Recorder : 

As I am aware that some of your correspondents are especially interested in Richard Bonython 
who was associated with Thomas Lewis in the proprietorship of the Saco Patent, I beg leave to 
hand you the following scraps which may thus far have escaped notice. I found them among some 
manuscripts here. It will be seen that the Bonythons before emigrating were engaged in mining. 

Yours very truly, 

James Phinney Baxter. 

between " S'' Percs Eggecomb Knyght Lord of the Man^ of 
CoYSSAWAYS to Rychard Boneython Esquyer. a Hedwere^ 
&c. To the sayd Rychard Boneython and Katy^'n hys wyff 
and to Wyllm theyre son." 


4^^ day of May in the 37*^ yere of Henry Vhl From " S^ 
Rycharde Eggecomb Knyght to Wihm Bonython Esquire — a 
privelege to worke and dygg a Hedd Were and Water lete^ in and 
upon the Ground and Frehold of the seyd S^ Rychard Eggecomb 
w ^^^ in his Man^ of C^yssawys^ that is to say Betwyne Coyssawys 
woode and the woode namyd the medyll Woode and so from thence 
to dygg and convey the seyd Lete unto the Kyipgs Heigh way lead- 
ing and lyeing betwyne Penryn and Breterote — to the Ground and 
Frehold of cruckelew belonging to W^^^"^ Bonython. 

Lease 7*^ April in the fyrst & seconde yere of Kynge Philipp & 

^ This was a dam to hold back the water. 

^ A trench leading from the dam or " hedwere " to convey the water to the wheel. The ore was 
passed between stones turned by a water wheel ; the mill being called a " crazing mill." 

3 The same as Cosawes mentioned in the leases following. 

Maine Historical and Geiiealogical Recorder. 127 

Queene Marie to Richard Bonython of Carclew^ A Hedwere to be 
takyn up & made in & upon my Grounds of Cosawes— so that the 
saide Hedwere be not p^judycyall to any of my mills ther made or 
hereaft^ to be made 

Signed Rychard Boneython. 

Lease to Richard Bonython, Alice his wife and John their son 
from "Sr. Richard Edgcumbe of Mount Edgcumbe — Land within 
the Manor of Cosawes called Devithcoyes, also, all manner of Tole 
Tynn^ and Tynn worke happening within the premises with free 
libertie Egresse and regresse into the premises to enter digg and 
worke for the same with free libertie to carrie and convey waters 
and water to and from the Tynn and Tynn works and to do all 
other necessaries from tyme to tyme." 

October 23^^, 1607. 

^ " Upon another creek," says Carew, History of Cornwall, p. 365, " on the same side, Carclew 
hath (after the Cornish manner) well near metamorphosed the name of Master Bonithon, his owner, 
into his own. He married the daughter of Vivian; his father of Kelligrew; his grandfather, Erisy," 

'^ Toll-tin was a certain percentage of the ore which went by law to the owner in fee of the estate 
upon which a mine was located. 

128 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



1684. "To settle estate of William Dyamont of Kittery who 
left 3 children, John, Grace & Margerett." (Court Records.] 

"William Dimonts Inventory taken Febry 19: 167^." "Sworn 
to by his widow Joane Dyment, i April, 1679." (id.) 

1679. "Administration granted to Joan Dymond wife of W"^. 
Dymond deceased." (id.) 

22 Dec, 1 69 1. "Joana Cartter, of Great Island, Piscataqua, 
widdow, love and affection, to my son John Dimand, 10 acres in 
Crooked Lane the land I purchased of Joshua Dow^ning & upon 
which I & my husband William Dymand deceased formerly built & 
lived upon. Also 8 acres given to my husband by the town of 
Kittery. Also 10 acres lying between my Brethering laws lotts to 
say John Dymand and Andrew Dymand formerly giving by my 
father in law Jn^ Dymand deceased unto my late husband William 
Dymand deceased. Provided the said John Dymand shall pay 
unto his two sisters now living ^5 to each. (York Reg., 5-144) 

At Kittery, 5 Dec, 1651. "Grace Dimond & her husband Jo 
Dymond depose they stand in fear of life from Mary Mendam — 
& so her husband Robert Mendam bound in ^40 that she shall 

keep the peace. (Com-t Records.) 

5 March, 165 1-2. The Dimonds recover against the Mendam» 
40 shillings and costs in an action of assault and battery. (id.) 

5 July, 1658. John Dyamont appointed administrator of Nicho. 
Woddy, fisherman, deceased intestate. (id.) 

Maine Histo7^ical and Genealogical Recorder. 129 

John Dyamont appointed constable at Kittery in Aug., 1659; 
and Clerk of the writs for Kittery July 1662. (id.) 

14 July, 1659. "Andrew Dyamont of Kittery presented for say- 
ing he would kill or be killed in some case of difference about a 
piece of land. John Dyamont the father of said Andrew affirmeth 
that sd Andrew acknowledgeth his offence & submits himself & is 
fined 20^ & fees 5^ & is discharged." (id.) 

"John Diamond of Wells killed by the Indians in 1691-2 [with 
terrible tortures] was probable son of Andrew for many years a 
tavener and magistrate on the Isles of Shoals." 

(Jenness' Isles of Shoals, pp. ii6, 117.) 

John Pickering vs. John Woodman & Nathaniel Rains Admin- 
istrators of John Diamont, returnable i^^ Tuesday of April, 1695-6. 

(Court Records.) 

17 March, 1679-80. "Roger Kelly & Andrew Dyamont are 
empowered with any one of the Magistrates of this Province to 
hold Court on Isles of Shoals." (id.) 

" Testimony of Andrew Dyamont aged about 39 years in behalf 
of Walter Matthews of Isles of Shoals — Sworn to 9 June, 1680." 


13 June, 1673. William Doe, ^40 conveys to Andrew Dymond 
& Henry Maine, all of Isles of Shoals, his house and land in 

Ipswich. (Ipswich Records at Salem, III, 267.) 

I May, 1679. James King conveys to Andrew Dymond, of Isles 
of Shoals, land in Ipswich. (id. iv, 260.) 

30 Oct., 1674. Abadiah Wood conveys to Andrew Dymond, 
both of Ipswich, land in that town. (id., iv., 349.) 

31 March, 1691. Administration granted to Mary, widow of 
Andrew Sargent, Andrew Diamond of Ipswich and William Sar- 
gent of Gloucester, bondsmen. (Essex County Records.) 

130 Maine Historical a^td Genealogical Recorder, 

lo May, 1697. Andrew Dimond gives bond as Administrator of 
Estate of late Andrew Sargent, both of Ipswich. (id.) 

25 July, 1690. Francis Wainwright, of Ipswich, conveys to 
Thomas Dymond and Mary, his wife, land on Star Island, Isles of 

Shoals. (Ipswich Records at Salem, V, 316.) 

9 Dec, 1690. John Prowse, of Amesbury, conveys to his 
daughter, Abihail, about to marry Israel Diamond, of Boston, and 
to him, land in Amesbury. (id., v, 530.) 

At Wells, ii March, 1650. William Couzons, of Star Island 
pl£f. vs. Clement Champion, deft. (Court Records.) 

He was a man of substance ; bought and sold the frigate " Virginia ;" may have been that 

Cousins who was interested in sugar plantation at Barbadoes about 1666. [Geii. Reg., Apr., i88j.) 
Query: What relation was he to John Cousins, one of the earliest proprietors of Yarmouth, 
whese name survives in the Island in our Bay ? 

1645. "Silvester Page put an apprentice to Thomas Williams 
for 13 years. Mary Page put an apprentice to John Smythe for 5 
years. Christopher Page put an apprentice to Henry Waddocke 
for 10 years." (id.) 

The above are unquestionably children of Thomas Page a "taylour," aged 29, and Elizabeth his 
wife aged 28, who with their children, Thomas aged 2, and Katherin aged i, came in the ship " In- 
crease," 13 April, 1635, from Sts. Staynings, Mark Lane, London {Drake's Researches, p. 22) and 
first took up what was called " Page's Plantation " on the north side of the Saco River. One of his 
daughters prcbably married Clement Llarding who later conveys this plantation. He had a grand- 
son, Joseph, who in 17 15 makes claim to his father Thomas' land at Alewive Cove on the West side 
of Cape Elizabeth, stating that his father died there in 1680 leaving a widow and children who re- 
mained till driven away by the Indians. There was also a George Page who bought 50 acres of 
James Gibbons at Goosefair River ; was selectman in 1688 and after; married Mary daughter of 
Nicholas and Wilmot (Randall) Edgecomb in 1664, and had children by her, who in 17 15 were of 
Marblehead; she married, again, as his third wife, John Ashton. 

6 Nov., 1674. Samuel Trueworgy (wife Dorcas signed) of Ports- 
mouth, to Richard Rich of Dover, land at Sturgeon Creek in Kit- 
tery — " w^^ tract of Land my Mother Mis Katherine Hilton bought 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 131 

of Mr. Rowles the Indian while shee was my father Mr. James 
Treworgys widow." (York Reg., 3-10.) 

She was the daughter of Alexander Shapleigh, of Totnes, Devonshire, and the sister of Major 
Nicholas, of Kittery. V, York Reg., /, g. 

30 May, 1682. Jury report "that Maj. Nicholas Shapleigh was 
accidently killed by a blow from a small Mast or Coolprize which 
gave way w^ the vessell (then launched) started which wounded his 
head & was the cause of his death 29 April, 1682 at the house of 
John Dyamont at Kittery. 

Elyas Battene was likewys slayne at y^ same time by y^ same 

instrument." (Court Records.) 

Savage erroneously states that Shapleigh died in England. 

1650. " Forasmuch as the house at the Rivers mouth wher Mr. 
Shapleig's Father first built & Mr. William Hilton now dwelleth : 
In regard it was first house ther bylt." (Court Records.) 

27 June, 1683. "One-third of Maj. Nich Shapleigh's estate to 
/Mis Aylce his widow [Recorder, II, 132,] the other two-thirds to 
Mr. John Shapleigh " . . . "of his Ouncle Major Nicho Shap- 
leigh " . . " and after the decease of his aunt " . . " wrjby 
hee is Adjudged & Concluded to bee y^ soole & proper heyre of 
his Ouncle Major Nicolas Shapleigh his Estate." (id.) 

5 June, 1651. Richard Burgis gives his deposition in favor of 
one Baker. ' (id.) 

7 July, 1654. Edward Godfrey conveys 40 acres at York to 
Richard Burgesse. (York Reg., i, 265.) 

V. Recorder, I, 62 n, Query: if the above man can be connected with the family given in that 

4 March, 1647, "Adam Shurt as an Attorney for his mother 

132 Maine Historical a7zd Genealogical Recorder, 

Mrs. Mary Shurt pit. Mr Edward Smale def. in an accon of debt 

for \Z£ starling." (Court Records.) 

30 June, 1676. Inventory of William Tomson of Kittery. "The 
children left are John Tomson the Eldest 15 yeares ould not placed 
out. William Tomson Liveing with Richd Otis apprentice 16 
years ould, James Tomson a Lame boy 1 1 years not placed out, 
Robert Tomson 13 years ould liveing with Toby Hanson appren- 
tice, Allexandr Tomson 6 yeares ould not disposed of Judith 
Tomson 2 years ould not disposed of." (id.) 

8 Oct., 1734. "Hugh Tucker fisherman, Elizabeth Bragdon 
widow both of Kittery and Lewes Tucker of New Castle N. H., 
fisherman, all being the children of Lewis Tucker late of Falmouth 
;^5. convey to Phineas Jones, one-half the right of their father." 

(York Reg., 18-36.) 

" These may satisfy whom Jt may Concerne y^ John Card at the 
'day of his Marage to Widdow Winchester being y^ sixteenth day 
of Jan: 1683: the sd John Card did relinquish & disown & Ingage 
y^ hee will not Meddle with any Estate of her former husbands, or 
anything that belonged to hers, but onely her person. 

(Before) John Davess Jus: pe:'' 

John Davis married Mary, the widow of George Puddington before 1661. V, York Reg., /, 2^2. 

24 June, 1685. "Order about y^ prison at Fort Loyall. It is 
ordered by this Court & y^ authority thereof that Fort Loyall shall 
be appoynted for a prison or Goale to ye four Assotiate Towns & 
that ye severall Justs in the re ... . Towns shall direct yr 
mittimus to the keeper of his Majestys Goale at Fort Loyall." 

(Court Records.) 

Capt. Silvanus Davis commissioned Magistrate and as a "Clerke 
of the writts of y^ Town of Harwidg." (id.) 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 133 

29 June, 1681. "Ordered by the President (Danforth) Fort 
Loyall & a Garrison necessary for y^ security y^ of .bee mantayned 
henceforth at the charges of the Prouince." (Comt Records ) 

6 April, 1681. "Cap! Anthony Brackett impowered to press 
such men as he shall Judg most meete for the supply of Fort Loyal 
not exceeding the number formerly appointed." (id.) 

25 June, 1684. " Capt. Brackett complains that there is above a 

years pay due to him for keepeing Fort Loyall " [Ordered paid.] 


15 Sept., 1640. "Arthur Bragdon of Agamenticus shall be 
sworn as Constable for that plantation." (id.) 

I July, 1679. "John Smyth Senior is appoynted executioner for 
this County pr Court, for every Court where hee is to Attend & 
hee to be satisfyd out of the Treasury." ^ (id.) 

1684. "Due to John Smyth executioner for whipping Brown 
00 : 02 : 00." (Id.) 

I July, 1679. Richard Carter appointed keeper of the prison at 
York which John Pearce had formerly kept. (id.) 

29 May, 1704. "Administration to Mrs. Mary Weare, of York, 
on the estate of her brother-in-law Mr. Joseph Penewell, of York, 
deceased intestate, the relict widow of sd Penewell being non compos 

mentisr (York Probate Office, 1, 92.) 

II, 173. Will of William Bryer, dated 15 April, 1718, prob. i 
July, 1 719; to wife Sarah; to son William; to daughters Mary, 
Rebecca, Sarah, Eady, Elizabeth, and son Richard. (id.) 

18 Dec, 1745. Rebecah Tapley, wife of William of Portsmouth, 
one of the daughters of William Bryar, late of Kittery, ^12, to our 
brother John Maley of Kittery. (York Re-, 26-284. 

134 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

At Wells, 1 " William Norman & Margery* are both guilty 
II Mch 1650. j & we cannot find that they were married at all 
together by any evidence." (Court Records.) 

*The next line calls her " said Margery Rendell ;" but on the next page she calls herself " Margery 

9 Sept., 1640. Jn° Smith servant to Jn^ Allcocke of Agamenti- 
cus, taken at Saco and whipped at Saco for running away from his 
master and sent back to him. (id.) 



MONG the settlers in Georgetown was the Butler family, 
who settled on the lower end of Arrowsic island. The 
farm has been known (until within a few years at least) 
as " the Butler farm." 

In investigating the genealogy of another family, I was furnished 
with a copy of their family record, which I deem w^orthy of pre- 

"William Butler, born Oct. 2d, 1711; died Feb. nth, 1791, aged 80 years. 

Martha Butler, born June 12th, 1712; died Jan. 29th, 1798, aged 86 years. 

Samuel Sopher, born Mar. 22d, 1736; died Oct. 8, 1807, aged 71 years. 

Mary Hodgkinson, born June i6th, 1735. 

Ann Butler, born Jan'y 17th, 1739; died Sept., 181 1, aged 72 years. 

Martha Butler, born May 28th, 1742; died July, 1825, aged ^t^ years. 

Sarah Butler, born Jan'y 27th, 1745 ; died Jan'y 12th, 1830, aged 85 years. 

William Ikitler Jun., born Nov. 25th, 1746; died April 25th, 1836, aged 90 years. 

Abigail Ikitler, born Mar. 15th, 175 r; died Feb. 9th, 1840, aged 89 years. 

Thomas Butler, born Feb'y iSth, 1754; died Feb. i8th, 18 19, aged 65 years. 

William Butler Drummond, born Mar., 1770; died Mar,, 1797, aged 27 years." 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Reco7^der. 135 

The record does not show who Samuel Sopher and Mary Hodg- 
kinson were, nor why their names are in the record. 

The oldest daughter Ann married Elijah Drummond and the last 
name on the list is that of one of their sons, who died unmarried. 

The Butlers evidently belonged to the " Church of England " as 
Jacob Bailey, " the Frontier Missionary " made his headquarters at 
their house, or at the house of Elijah Drummond; he preached 
there and baptized their children, according to his statements in his 
diary. And in letter of Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Butler is spoken of as 
" one of the principal Churchmen of Georgetown." 

When Bailey was compelled to leave the Kennebec (June, 1779), 
on account of his extreme tory sentiments and acts, he lodged at 
Mr. Butler's the night before he embarked for Nova Scotia. 

But he did not succeed in bringing these members of his Church 
to his political views, for on a visit to Georgetown the summer be- 
fore he left the country, he called at Capt, Drummond's and "found 
him a violent son of liberty and a friend to the French alliance." 
And Thomas Butler was an ensign in the patriot army, and in Sep- 
tember, 1777, was appointed second lieutenant in Col. Allan's regi- 
ment, and authorized to recruit men for the service. 


Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 


Frontispiece. — We are indebted to the kind- 
ness of Mr. Robt. Manning, Secretary of the 
Massachusetts Horticultural Society, for the use 
of the engraving from which our frontispiece 
was procured, the plate being the property of 
that Society. — Ed. 

William Lee, 3d child of H. A. S. Dearborn 
[Recorder, p. 70, this No.], had one son Wil- 
liam, b. 1861, who is the only male descendant 
of Gen. Henry Dearborn left to perpetuate his 
family name. 

Recorder, No. i, HI, page 40, under {;]-]) 
Simeon Shillings m. Esther Harmon. 
Almira " m. Aaron Haskell. 

Lucinda " va. Jereniiah vSmith. 

Errors. — Vol. I, p. 2io,Jot/iani Green should 
read Isham Greene, and Elizabeth R. {Seavey) 
should read, Charlotte Pettes (Prescott) Searcy. 

Vol. II, p. 244, Camniett Thomas, son oiPhil. 
and Jane, bap. July 3, 1763, should read Paul. 
Thomas Cammett m. Nabby Snow, Nov. 14, 

Vol. HI, No. I, p. 6 — for Julia Cascaline read 
Kascaline ; and on p. 7, Charlotte A. C. should 
read, Charles A. C. 

Gould-Woodward. — William D. Gould m. 
in Bristol, Me., in 181 2 (intention published June 
16, 1812), Mrs. Martha Woodward. I wish to 
know when and where Wm. D. Gould was born 
and also to what town in Maine he removed 
after marriage. 

Frank E. Woodward, Maiden, Mass. 

On August 3, T789, the proprietors of the 
town of Percy, now Stark, N. H., voted that 
"Daniel R. Rogers send Mr. David Rowell 
twelve shillings in behalf of this proprietary, he 
having the first male child born in the town." 

J. n. D. 

Parker. — In my "reply" on p. 269 of Vol. 
II, I fell into an error by following the authority 
of Willis and the "Jordan Genealogy." Henry 
Deering, Esq., has called my attention to certain 
old wills on record in York County which show 
that Dominicus Jordan did not marry Joanna 
Bray, but that she married Clement Deering, the 
ancestor of our Portland Deerings. She married 
Mr. Deering in 1679 (o-s-), and died in 1708 be- 
fore Dominicus Jordan was married. But he 
married Joanna Deering \\\^ daughter of Clement 
and Joanna [Bray] Deering, born May 9, 1687. 
Mr. Willis and others, who have followed his 
authority, have confounded the mother, Joanna 
}>ray, with her daughter, Joanna Deering. Dom- 
inicus named one of his sons "Clement," the 
first of that name among the Jordans, but since 
so common among them, undoubtedly in honor 
of Clement Deering. j. h. d. 

Registers of Deeds. — The following are 
the names of the Registers of Deeds of York 
County since its organization in 1642 to 1872 : 

Registers. Dates. 

Roger Gard, 1642 

Basil Parker, 1647 

Edw. Rishworth, 1652 

Thomas Scotton, Deputy Register, 16S6 

Joseph Hammond, 1695 

Abram Preble, 
Joseph Moody, 
Jeremiah Moulton, 
Daniel Moulton, 
William Frost, 
Jeremiah Goodwin, 
I^enjamin J. Herrick, 
Francis Bacon, 
Timothy Shaw, jr., 
Samuel C. Adams, 
Samuel Tripp, 
Asa L. Richer, 




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Public Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer. 

By advice of the Council, and in compliance 
with a venerated usage, I appoint THURSDAY, 
the Plfth day of April next, for Humiliation, 
Fasting and Prayer. 

I recommend to each citizen to observe the 
day as a Christian ; — if he be under the influ- 
ence of any vice to banish it ; — if in error, to 
correct it ; — if under obligations to others, hon- 
estly to discharge them; — if suffering injuries, 
to forgive them; — if aware of animosities, to 
extinguish them ; — and if able to do any benev- 
olent act to any being, created by the Almighty 
Power to which he owes his existence and his 
faculties, to do it. 

And, with a conscience thus prepared, may we 
visit the Temple of God, to worship Him with 
that humble and happy disposition which always 
belongs to piety and innocence; beseeching Him 
that the religion he sent by our Saviour may not 
be perverted through the pride and prejudices 
of sectarianism, but may universally receive the 
homage of a correct faith and Good Works. 

Especially, I recommend that, being members 
of one great community, we unite as Christian 
Politicians, so that we may render perpetual the 
peace and prosperity of our Country and of this 



AMOS NICHOLS, Secy, of State. 
Cotaicil Chamber, 
Portland, March 3d, 1827. 

Indian Archeology. — Gen. C. W. Darling 
and others of Utica, are interested in preparing 
an archaeological map, intended to show the 
location of all the principal remains attributed 
to the Indian tribes who formerly occupied these 
regions. Individuals are requested to co-operate 
in this important work, and to send whatever 
information they may possess concerning the 
following classes of antiquities ; i, gravel de- 
posits (palaeolithic) ; 2, artificial shell heaps ; 3, 
cave retreats ; 4, encampments, or village sites ; 
5, earthworks; 6, old fields; 7, quarries; 8, 
workshops; 9, surface deposits of implements; 
10, large rocks in place, used as mortars; 11, 

rock inscriptions (in situ); 12, burial places; 13, 
tumuli, or mounds ; 14, Indian trails. A full 
and accurate location of any of the above should 
be given, also other details, when practicable, 
viz. : How far, and in what direction from 
nearest town } On or near what stream, if any .'* 
On whose property ? Names and addresses of 
persons who possess Indian collections of relics, 
or who are interested in archaeology, or local 
history ; also, letters, original manuscripts, or 
printed matter of an early date relating thereto. 
Communications may be addressed to General 
Darling, Utica, N. Y. 

Portland, Me., 1786-1886. — Portland will 
celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of its 
existence as a town on the 4th day of July next; 
it having been incorporated by the General 
Court of Massachusetts one hundred years ago 
on that day. The city authorities intend to 
celebrate this event in a manner appropriate to 
the occasion ; and an important feature of the 
program will be the reunion of the sons and 
daughters of Portland, who from all directions 
will be invited to visit the city and join in the 
merry-making of the occasion. The celebration 
will occupy four days. Sunday, the 4th of July, 
will be devoted to appropriate exercises in the 
different religious societies, such as a historical 
discourse, each on its own success since organi- 
zation. Monday, 5th, \<\\\ be devoted to pro- 
cessions of military, firemen, trades, school 
children, &c., all illustrating the progress of the 
town for the past one hundred years, and an 
oration, poem, &c. in City Hall. Tuesday, the 
6th, excursions to the different pleasure resorts 
in the suburbs of the city. Wednesday, 7th, an 
excursion to the White Mountains by the P. & 
O. R. R., with social re-unions in the evening. 
The committee of arrangements for the occasion 
desire the names of all persons residing in other 
towns, however distant, to whom invitations to 
attend the centennial can be sent. 

All communications may be directed to the 
Clerk of the Committee, J. T. Hull, room iS, 
City Hall, Portland, Me. 

138 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 


Designed for mutual aid to those interested in genealogy where information is 
required concerning certain names in distant towns. No expense to join the Club; 
simply send your address to the Editor of this Magazine, or to Hon. M. F. King, 
Portland, Me., with the names on which you wish, and can impart, information, 
when they will be added to the list and published. All members expect to answer 
any queries addressed to them on the names they advertise when they can do so 

James S. Allen, Brockton, Mass. [Dunbar, Scate, Bates, Brown, Churchill.] 

W. A. Amsden, 28 Buttonwood street, Dorchester, Mass. [Amsclen.] 

William H. Chaffee, box 3068, New York City. [Chaffee.] 

Miss A. E. Colby, Salisbury, Essex Co., Mass. '[Hacket, Edwards.] 

Josiah H. Drummond, Portland, Me. [Descendants of Alexander Drummond ; The Blackwells 

of Sandwich ; The Haydens of Braintree.] 
Cyrus Felton, Marlboro, Mass. [Felton.] 
Mrs. E. W. Fitzgerald, box 331, Everett, Mass. [Wenborn.] 
RuFUS King, box 312, Yonkers, Westchester Co.; New York. [King, Odell.] 
Samuel P. May, Newton, Mass. [Sears, Martin, Marriner.] 

Mrs. Marion G. Metajard, id Milliard St., Cambridge, Mass. [Lunt, Tilton, Greenwood, Harrod.] 
J. Foster Ober, 15 Pemberton square, Boston, Mass. [Ober, Ellis, Pride, Thissells, P'oster.] 
Calvin T. Phillips, South Hanover, Mass. [Phillips, Tilden, Hitchcock.] 

Chas. Edward Potter> Moore's Mills, Dutchess Co., New York. [Potter, Barrett, Brown, Jones.] 
W. S. Richardson, 58 Summer street, Boston, Mass. [Wiseman, Godfrey, Hurlbert, Badger, 

Streeter, Bodwell, Herrick, Richardson.] 
Miss L. A. Savary, East Wareham, Mass. [Savary, Savory, Savery.] 
Miss C. Shackford, 117 Chandler street, Boston, Mass. 
Wm. H. Smith, Portland, Me., President Maine Genealogical Society. [Colburn, Eastman, Soper, 

Kings of Kittery, and Young. 
Miss M. J. Tenny, box 123, Haverhill, Mass. [White, Cutler, Tenny.] 
George Tolman, Concord, Mass. 

Levi J. Wiggin, 13 Nassau street, Boston, Mass. [Wiggin.] 
H. K. W. Wilcox, Brooklyn, N. Y., Compiler and Correspondent. 
Fred. Odell Conant, Portland, Me. [Conant, Odell, Davis, Drinkwater.] 
Charles Burleigh, 14 Cedar street, Portland, Me. [Burleigh, Willard, Gile, Loveitt, Davis.] 
S. M. Watson, Public Library, Portland, Me. [Watson, Andrews, Milliken.] 
M. F. King, Portland, Me. [Shaw, King.] 

Mrs. S. Conover, box 113, Basking Ridge, N. J. [Hale, Turner, Yinton, Sargent, Winthrop.] 
Thos. S. Hopkins, 736 Eighth street, Washington, D. C. [Hopkins.] 
Mrs. S. p. Kidder, 39 Court street, Boston, Mass. [Kidder.] 
Frank Munsell, 82 State street, Albany, N. Y. [Munsell.] 
E. S. Strout, 99 Chauncy street, Boston, Mass. [Strout.] 
Miss 11. F. Ware, box 66, Milton, Mass. [W\are, Bowen, Gardner, Lowell.] 
LIorace Standish Bradford, 61 Broadway, N. Y. [Bradfcnd.] 
J. H. Treat, Lawrence, Mass. [Freeman, Stevens, Snow, Rich, Rogers, Collins.] 
Charles P^rancis 1'otter, 370 Washington street, IJoston, INLiss. [Potter, Hosmer, Barrett, 

Brown, Jones, I'rcscott, Baird, Wesson.] 
Frank E. Woodward, Maiden, Mass. [Woodward.] 
John O. Wiggin, Stratham, N. PL 

Julia H. Corson, 21 Ray street, Manchester, N. H. [Corson.] 
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NOCH LINCOLN, third governor of the State of Maine, 
was born in Worcester, Mass., Dec. 28, 1788. He entered 
the Sophomore class of Harvard College in 1806, but an 
unhappy commotion occurred which disturbed this ancient seat of 
learning, and he voluntarily withdrew, with several others, from the 
University in 1808, during his senior year. Bowdoin College, 
however, not unmindful of his merits, bestovv^ed upon him, in 182 1, 
the honorary degree of A. M. On leaving college he entered the 
office of his brother Levi, at Worcester, and was admitted to the 
bar of that county in 181 1. He tried his fortunes as a practitioner 
first at Salem, but the next year he moved to Fryeburg, Me. 
While here, he mingled with the duties of his profession the more 
graceful pursuits of literature, and engaged in the studies of nature, 
visiting the retired haunts of the aborigines, and making acquaint- 
ance with the lingering remnants of the large and powerful tribe 
that once occupied this beautiful region of country. His romantic 
genius was enamored with the history of that wild, brave, and 

^We are indebted for much of our information in this sketch to Lincobi^s History of Worcester^ 
and Maine Historical Society's Collections, Vol. I. — Ed. 


140 Maine Historical and Gencalocrical Recorder. 

enduring race; and he pursued his researches into their habits, 
their language, their receding and perishing record, with the ardor 
which stirred all his conduct. But he did not sacrifice his profes- 
sional eno-ao-ements even to a theme so attractive. The charms of 
the varied scenery in which his residence was cast, aroused his 
poetic talents, and in 1816, he published a poem entitled "The 
Village," descriptive of the beautiful scenery of Fryeburg and its 
vicinity, and of the social condition of that community. At a later 
period, at the centennial celebration in Fryeburg of the battle of 
Lovewell's Pond, he delivered a poem commemorative of the event; 
his friend Charles S. Davies delivering the oration. All these 
attractions did not hinder him from engaging in the game of 

He w^as appointed Deputy in 1S15 by Hon. William P. Preble, 
then District Attorney of the United States, and he enlisted with 
zeal in support of the principles and advancement of the Democratic 
party, which was then largely in the ascendant both in Oxford 
County and the State; and he had become so prominent in this and 
his many-sided pursuits, that on the resignation of Judge Parris of 
his seat in Congress, in 18 18, to accept the appointment of District 
Judge of the United States Court, Mr. Lincoln w^as chosen his 
successor. Soon after, in 181 9, he changed his residence to Paris, 
and became the successor of Judge Parris in that town, in the 
practice of law, who after his appointment as Judge, established 
himself in Portland. He w\as re-elected to Concrress the two 


succeeding terms, in the latter of which 1826, he was chosen with 
great unanimity. Governor of Maine, and this before he had arrived 
at the age of thirty-eight years. 

Fie was the third Governor of the State chosen by the people; 
William King, the first Governor, was succeeded by Mr. Parris, 

Maine Historical and Genealoo-ical Recorder. 141 

who in his turn was followed by Mr. Lincoln. In the last two 
cases, the coincidence is striking; Mr. Lincoln succeeded Mr. 
Parris as member of Congress from Oxford, took his place in the 
town of Paris when he left it, and was his successor in the guber- 
natorial chair — shadow never followed closer, and both were of the 
same age, having been born in 1788. He was re-elected governor 
the two succeeding years, 1827 and 1828, and in the spring of 1829 
declined being again a candidate. During his administration, 
which was quite popular, the subject of most interest which 
engaged public attention was that relating to the north-eastern 
boundary, which w^as acquiring serious and alarming dimensions. 
He earnestly defended the rights of the State to the whole 
territory, boldly and decidedly denying the right of the National 
Government to cede any portion of it without consent of the State. 
His correspondence wdth the governments at Washington and 
New Brunswick was copious and energetic, standing firmly on the 
ground of State sovereignty in regard to its soil. He appointed 
Mr. Davies a commissioner to New Brunswick on the subject of 
encroachments by the provincials on the territory of Maine, and on 
the arrest and imprisonment of John Baker, a citizen of the State. 
This mission resulted in an able report by Mr. Davies in January, 
1828, and a change in the practice of the Provincial government. 
At the same session of the Legislature, the whole subject of the 
rights of Maine, the pretensions of Great Britain, and the entire 
history of the case, was exhaustively exhibited in a report of a large 
committee drawn up by John G. Deane, accompanied by documents 
to substantiate his statements and aro-uments. 


This session of the Legislature, 1828, under the guiding influ- 
ences of Governor Lincoln, placed Maine upon an impregnable 
ground of justice and right, upon this vexed and exciting question. 

142 Maine Histo7^ical and Genealogical Recorder. 

The subjects of internal improvements and of education, were also 
particularly pressed by him upon the attention of the legislature, 
and valuable reports relating to them were made in 1827 and 1828. 
Those by the Hon. George Evans on a road to Canada and other 
intercommunications, and by Judge Goodenow on internal improve- 
ments generally, are particularly worthy of notice. It was also in 
the administration of Governor Lincoln, that Capitol Hill, in 
Augusta, was determined on as the future site of the Capitol, at a 
session of the governor and council held at Augusta in June, 1827. 
Governor Lincoln was a popular, as well as an upright and 
honest chief magistrate ; he had a high sense of honor, and would 
not stoop for party purposes, or any purpose, to lower the dignity 
of his high station as a public officer, or his self-respect as a man. 
His heart glowed with generous impulses, and his conduct was 
guided by upright intentions. Llis communications to the legisla- 
ture Vv'ere filled with appropriate suggestions and recommendations, 
without declamation or popular appeals, and his proclamations 
were peculiar for their point and brevity ; one of them, for Thanks- 
giving, was so brief and comprehensive, and was so popular, as to 
be printed by his admirers on satin for general circulation. 

It was the intention of Governor Lincoln at the expiration of 

. his gubernatorial office, to retire amid the pursuits of agriculture, 
where he could more fully enjoy a communion with nature, 
continue his study in the natural sciences, and indulge more freely 
in the literary avocations he delighted to follow. With this pros- 
pect in view, in August, 1829, he purchased a farm with buildings 
thereon, in the town of Scarborough, not far from the King 
mansion, where he devoted some time in improving and embellish- 
ing the grounds and buildings preparatory to his settlement ; but 
he did not live to possess it long, and the farm has since become 

. the property of the town. 

Mame Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 143 

Governor Lincoln died October 8, 1829, at Augusta, whither he 
had gone from Portland to deliver an oration, on the occasion of lay- 
ing the corner stone of the Capitol, and an address at the establish- 
ment of a female seminary in that place. He had previously been 
ill, and this exertion was too great for his physical strength. He 
died at the age of forty years, having never been married, and 
without having completed the chosen labor of his leisure hours, a 
history of Maine, its resources and policy, and on the language and 
history of the aboriginal inhabitants of the State, for which he had 
gathered much material. He was buried with public honors on 
the grounds fronting the Capitol, where his remains yet repose. 

Gov. Lincoln was a son of Levi, born in Hingham, Mass., May 
5, 1749, but removed to Worcester, and was Lieut-Governor of 
Mass. in 1707-8. His father Enoch Lincoln, a strong mnided, and 
substantial farmer of Hingham, was a member of the revolutionary 
committees and frequently representative of that town; he descend- 
ed from Samuel Lincoln who came early from Norwich, in Norfolk 
County, England, to Salem, Mass., but afterward settled in Hing- 

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Dominicus Libby and Dorothy Small. 
Edward Plummer and Deborah Bragdon. 
William Small and Mary March. 
William Wescott and Sarah Skilling. 
Benjamin Way mouth and Mary Tyler. 
Benjamin Libby and Elizabeth Hunniwell. 
Joseph Ring and Dorcas Fogg. 
Elisha Duglas and Lydia Larrabee. 
James Small and Mary Fogg. 
Joseph Moody and Elizabeth Plaisted. 
James Marr and L3^dia Libby. 
\A'illiam Smith and Mary Bolter. 
Reuben Wescot and Abigail Damm. 
Josliua Hutchens and Sarah Libby. 
James Jones and Esther Libby. 
Isaac Plummer and Esther Libby. 
John Bragdon and Dorothy Larrabee. 
Thomas Cain and Marear Cassel. 
Joseph Tyler and Jane March. 
John Wilbur and Mary Jones. 
David Gustin and Sally More. 
George Robbinson and Isabella Hermon. 
Robert Libby jr. and Elizabeth March. 
Mathias Libby and Esther Libby. 
George Fogg and Lydia Marr. 
William Libby and Mary Fogg. 
Christopher Plummer and Rebecca Libby. 

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Eli Jackson and Hannah McKenny. 

Rev. Ephraim Clark and Mrs. Sarah Dyer both of Cape Eliza- 
Samuel Jordan and Anna Fogg. 
Richard Trip and Jane Gustin. 
John Guilford and Sarah Haskins. 
Josiah Beal^and Agnes Skilling. 
James Rice and Abigail Warren. 
Ai Plummer and Elizabeth Plummer. 
William Jones and Hannah Libby. 
Mark Libby and Anna Libby. 
George Moses and Elizabeth Libby. 
Pelatiah Marr and Sarah Tyler. 
Thomas Green and Mary Duggen. 
Elias Foss and Susanna Hagan. 
John McLallen and Sarah Lancaster. 
Moses Fogg and Hannah Libby. 
Aaron Fogg and Unice Milliken. 
Hanson Libby and Abigail Mirick. 
Charles Fogg and Anna Small. 
Levi Stone and Elizabeth Wilbur. 
John Burnal and Pattee Libby. 
Benjamin Libby and Phebe Racklief. 
Reuben Meserve and Anna Ringe. 
Edward Libby and Genne Libby. 
Moses Sweat and Elsey Kelly. 
James Robinson and Patte Hunniwell. 
Daniel Fogg and Unice March. 
Elliot Hermon and Hannah Plummer. 
James Patten and Abigail Fogg. 
Job York and Sarah Jones. 
Ebenezer York and Mehitable Jones. 
George Meserve and Jemima Libby. 
Daniel Marr and Elizabeth Sawyer. 
Thomas Libby and Dorcas Ring. 
Jacob Fogg and Salle Libby. 

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David Newbegin and Abigail Miller. 
Gideon Bragdon and Ellenor Larrabee. 
Dominicus Libby and Dorothy McKenny. 
Joshua Libby and Ruth Libby. 
Jeremiah Mitchel and Sarah Brown. 
David Tyler and Rhoda Libby. 
Moses Libby and Bettee Libby. 
William Marshal and Sarah Plummer. 
Israel Thorn and Hannah Jones. 
Edward Libby and Elizabeth Libby. 
Benjamin Irish and Jane Libby. 
Charles Kelly and Judith Wilber. 
Simeon Wescott and Anna Hagins. 
Charles Libby and Polly Libby. 
William Ringe and Anna Meserve 
Benj. Hains and Lydia McDoniel. 
Robert Libby and Rebecca Tricky. 
Allen Davis and Martha Morris. 
John Simpson Harmon and Elanor Roberds. 
John Banks and Abigail Fogg. 
Amos Libby and Salla Hunniwell. 
David Mckenny and Elizabeth Guilford. 
William Jordan and Unice Jordan 
Aaron Plummer and Mary Ballard. 
Dennis Libby and Elizabeth McKenny. 
John Berry and Jane Sterling Milliken. 
Isaac Libby and Dorathy Meserve. 
David Avery and Olive Burnham. 
William Avery and Susanna Boothby. 
James Roberts and Mary Warren. 
James Grace and Hannah Richards. 
Benj. Meserve and Hannah McKenny. 
Henry Libby and Margaret Meserve. 
Simeon Gould and Jane Stewart. 
Samuel Libby and Lydia Fogg. 
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William Cole and Lydia Emery. 

John Roberts and Lucy Libby. 

William Jones and Polly Moody. 

William Price and Rebecca Libby. 

Daniel Harmon and Polina Milliken. 

Thomas Andrews and Anne Andrews. 

Thomas Milliken and Mary Jemmison. 

Nathl. Sweat and Olive Moody. 

Peter Dyer and Anne McLellan. 

Jonathan Richards and Mehitable Carter. 

Joseph Libby and Sally Staples. 

Samuel Thompson and Mary Lancaster. 

George Harmon and Anna Milliken. 

Daniel Moulton 3d and Mary Furbur Libby. 

John Boody and Patience Redman. 

Phineas Libby and Mary Meserve. 

Jacob McDoniel and Lydia Meserve. 

Philip Severance and Abigail Wescot. 

Solomon Stone and Hannah Mains. 

Joseph Foss and Betty Libby. 

Alexander Milliken and Sarah Munson Milliken. 

Asa Sevee and Triphena Burnham. 

Joseph Coffin Boyd and Isabella Southgate. 

Cummings Banks and Mary Edgecomb. 

William Moses and Anna Milliken. 

Thomas Gustin and Elizabeth Moore. 

William Ingals and Margery Libby. 

Josiah Libby 3d and Sarah Libby. 

Benj. Fogg and Jane Fogg. 

Theodore Elwell and Anna Harmon. 

Samuel Hains and Mary Harmon. 

Ivory Kilborn and Sally Larrabee. 

Samuel Meserve and Elizabeth McDonal. 

John Foss and Rebecca Collins Burnham. 

Dennis Marr and Sarah Morris. 

Rufus Marr and Lucy March. 

148 Alame Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Aug., 1797. Moses Waterhouse and Mary Libby. 

Sept. II, Benjamin Brown and Ruth Libby. 

Oct I, Ezra Carter and Sarah Fabyan. 

3, Roger Meserve and Frances Hermon. 

4, Stephen Meserve and Lydia Libby. 

12, Thomas Burnham and Priscilla Fairfield. 
Stephen Pahner and Molly Seeve. 

Nov. 2, Henry Harmon and Susanna Harmon. 

5, Alexander Lovet and Dorcas Milliken. 

15, James Fogg and Hannah Mastin. 

16, Joseph Edgecomb and Betsey Fogg. 
Benjamin Richards and Sarah Carter. 

20, Samuel Harmon 3d and Hannah Lovit. 

21, Allison Harmon and Abigail Emery. 
26, Nathaniel Wilson and Anna March. 
29, William McGile and Mary Jones. 

Dec. 7,. William Major Tate and Mary Trickey. 

10, John Kelly and Sarah Meserve. 

25, Micah Hagins and Mary Gray Blare. 

29, Joseph Calef and Abigail Marr. 

Jan 4, 1798. Ebenezer Burnham and Abigail Libby. 

7, Isaac Andrews and Elizabeth Warren. 

18, David Fogg and Polly Staples. 

Feb. 15, Joseph Meserve and Polly Babb. 

Mar. I, Richard Libby and Mary Simonton. 

8, Enoch Libby and Rebecca Harmon. 
Joshua Ficket and Mary Hunniwell. 

Apr. I, William Harmon and Anna Smith. 

May 26, William Broadstreet and Sally Crockett. 

Aug. 16, John Harmon and Mehitable Foss. 

Sept. 27, Josiah Libby 4th and Elizabeth Libby. 

30, Stephen Seavey and Elizabeth Larrabee. 
Jonathan Berry and Susanna Berry. 

Nov. II, Christopher Dyer and Lydia Libby. 

27, Samuel Berry and Dorcas Harmon. 

Dec. 13, Samuel Babb and Joanna Roberts. 


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Rufus Libby and Charlotte Plunimer. 
Humphrey Libby and Kezia Meserve. 
David Burnham and Unice Burnham. 
Elias Waterhouse and Mary Waterhouse. 
Elias Moody and Lettice Libby. 
William Gammon and Molly Hasty. 
John Curtis and Mercy Harmon. 
Moses McKenny jun. and Saloma Libby. 
Joseph Berry and Molly Libby. 
Samuel Chamberlain and Mary Andrews. 
Mark Lovett and Patience Harmon. 
Thomas Cain and Anne Wherrin. 
Robert Tongue and Polly Plummer. 
Nathl, Wilbur and Unice Libby. 
Nathl. Rice and Ruth Libby. 
Nathl. Emery and Jane Harmon. 
Thomas Ayer jun. and Jane Hains. 
Joseph Bryant and Charlotte Libby. 
Samuel Skillen jun. and Sally Skillen. 
Charles Emery and Dorcas Meserve. 
Simeon Jones and Phebe Hunniwell. 
John Lunt and Lydia Rand. 
Joshua Moulton and Lydia Stone. 
James Berry and Elizabeth Harmon. 
Tristram Redman and Hannah Burbank. 
Joseph Milliken jun. and Mary Tarbox. 
Allison Milliken and Jane Libby. 
Israel Perry and Eliza Libby. 
Cyrus Libby and Lois Libby. 
George McLellan and Rachel Boothby. 
Robert Hunniwell and Eunice Foy. 
Alexander Libby and Elizabeth Libby. 
Isaac Thomes and Lienor Tyler. 
Samuel Skillen 3d and Catherine Mars. 
Jesse Plummer jun. and Mary Merwick. 
Joseph Stevens and Abigail Libby. 

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Mar. 7, 1802. Richard Waterhouse and Betsey Smith. 

14, James Allen and Abigail Berry. 
Apr. 15, William Pollister and Sarah Brown. 

25, Abraham Plummer and Mercy Libby. 

May 23, John Hunniwell and Mary Wescott. 

June 23, Dummer Harmon and Hannah McDoniel. 

July 4, Hugh McLellan and Rhoda Morris. 

Sept. 15, James Lovett and Elizabeth Mathews. 

Nov. 4, Ebenezer Casely and Eunice McKenny. 

15, Thomas Morton and Hannah Wescot. 
27, John Green and Elizabeth Rand. 

Feb. 10, 1803. Jonathan Libby jun. and Lydia Larrabee. 

Mar. 14, John Racklief and Lucy Libby. 

24, John Meserve jun. and Anna Larrabee. 

July 24, Moses Thomes and Jane Hasty. 

Sept. 8, Samuel Mathews and Phebe Ring. 

30, Daniel Berry and Eliza Shute. 

Dec. 6, William Merrill and Nancy Robinson. 

15, Rufus Fogg and Peggy Libby. 

Mar. 6, 1804. Clement Wescott and Sally Marr. 

8, Edward Sargent and Betsy McLaughlin. 

Apr. 14, Edward Gee and Eleanor Libby. 

May 6, Samuel Hains and Elizabeth Morris. 

[To be continued.] 

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E are unable to give the date of Samuel Oakman's arrival 
in this country. He was located on the Spurwink river 
in Scarboro, Maine, as early as 1657. Owned real estate 
there, including Oakman's Island at the mouth of said river. He 
was a fisherman. His son, Tobias,^ in one of his many depositions 
says: "Went fishing often with his father; had been to Pemaquid 
and entered the harbor there; had seen Nicholas Davidson's grave, 
it was on larboard side as you sailed in." From this we gather 
that Samuel owned a larger fishing boat than those used nearer his 
home. It is certain that he was engaged in fishing on quite an 
extensive scale to go as far east as stated. Samuel was a select- 
man of the town and possessed quite a property, as these extracts 
will shov/. It also is made plain that his death was prior to June 
28, 1676, as his widow made oath to that effect on that date. The 
following extracts from York Records were prepared by William 
M. Sargent, Esq., to whom we are indebted for much valuable 
information that is brought out in those records bearing upon this 
matter : 

At a Court of Pleas, June 30, 1680. "Administration granted 
unto Mary Oakeman of the estate of her late husband Sam^ Oake- 
man, deceased Capt Josua standing bound & 100^^ pound bond y^ 
sd Mary Oakeman shall administer according to Law." 

(York Reg., 5-1.) 

152 Maine Historical and Genealogical Reco7^der. 

The Inventory of the Estate of the late Samell Oakeman 
Deceased, made by the Subscribers : 

Imp^'^ to 2 cows eight pounds two steers &■ one heffer 7:10:0 ;/^i5 10 00 

" One house three pounds 130 acres of land 6:10:0 09 10 00 

" tenn acres of Inh^nd 50" tenn acres of marsh 10^'^ 12 10 00 
" to Bed & bedding 5 : 10 : o to andirons Iron kettles crockre & 

other Irons one pound tenn shillings 07 00 00 

" To two pouns 20^ & 3 pewter dishes iSc house hold goods 03 02 00 

" To one share Coulter & other workes at 02 00 00 

" To an house at tenn shillings 00 10 00 


^ John Tynny 

\ Edw : Bennett 

(Id. 5-10.) 

June 28, 1676. Mary Oakeman appeared before me & made 
oath to y^ treuth of this Inventory above & w^^ shee knows of more 
shee will reveale it Jos. Scottow Just Pe. 

gbr j^th J 5^72 Sa. Okman one of five (selectmen) making & 
signing grant of 50 a. to John Libby. (S-206.) 

To ALL Christian People to whom these presents shall come We 
Josiah Oakman Son & heir of y^ late Sam^ Oakman deed. Mary 
Adams y^ late Widdow and relict of y^ s^ Sam^ Oakman aforesd 
send Greeting — for y^ love & affection that we do bear unto 
Edward Bennett our s^^ son in Law & brother in Law to him & his 
heirs begotten of his now wife Susanna — 13 acres ofupland & 3 of 
meadow on our plantation at Spurwink. (10-141.) 

2 March, 16S9. "Walter Adams husband of y^ s^ Mary doth 
fully consent to y^ act of his wife above mentioned." 

James Andrews (w. Margaret signs), lately of Casco Bay but 
now of Boston, do make, ordain & constitute my trusty & well- 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 153 

beloved friend Tobias Oakman late of Cascobay my true & lawful 
attorney 15 May 1699 and on 29 June 1699 Tobias Oakman 
acting as such attorney & delivered possession of sundry lands to 
John Rouse. (9-77-) 

25 March, 1720. Samuel Oakman (w. Sarah signs), of Marble- 
head carpenter ^30 to Richard Skinner, tract in Spurwink contg 
50 a E on Sp. R Sly by Geo. Bartlett Wly on Scottow Swamp & 
to the creek that separates from Ambrose Boden. (29-261.) 

II March, 1747-8. Sarah Grant, Mary Andrews & Sarah 
Okman of Marblehead ^10 to Job Burnam of Scarborough, a 
Grant of Land granted to Sam^ Okman in the year 1720 in the ^ 

town of Scarborough, wit. by Ambros Grant Ebenezer Bowden. 

, (30-262.) 

17 April, 1720. Theodosius Moore Admr of Walter Gendail 
^70 to Tobias Oakman of Scarborough. 50 acres at Spurwink & 
10 acres of Marsh — & 150 acres at Black Point on W, side of 
Spurwink R. (12-131-) 

8 April, 1728. Tobias Oakman of Marshfield mariner, recites 
adm. as prop, of North Yarmouth & drew home 10 a lot 42 ^10 to 
John Smith, same lot & appurtenances. (16-34.) 

Boston, ii Dec, 1733. Tobias Oakman's testimony for Gidney, 
that about 50 years ago Mr. Bartholomew Gidney of Salem built 
in ancient North Yarmouth a saw mill and grist mill on Royals 
River at the first falls, & 57 years ago conveyed to Capt Walter 
Gendail, of No. Yarmouth to whom I was their servant & Gendail 
conveyed back to Gidney some time after. (16-75-) 

17 March, 1735. T. O. testimony for Walter Gendail, that 
about 50 years ago I lived with him in No. Yarmouth. (17-317-) 

154 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Mary Oakman prayeth the Worshipful Court now sitting to grant 
her Administration to the estate of her late deceased husband 
Blac Poynt, 28 June, 1680. Mary Oakeman 

A true coppy of this Inventory as attested with w^ was under- 
written transcribed & compared this 2^ Nov^^ 1680: 

p^' Edw: Rishworth ReCor. 

At York, 6 Apr., 1681. " Capt Scottow Mr Samuel Wheel- 
wright & Walter Gyndall by this Court are appointed a Comitee 
to settle the estate of Ralph Trustrum ... & also to settle y^ 
Estate of Sam^^ oakema at y^ same tyme and to make return of 
theese doings y^ in unto the next quarter sessions houlden for y^ 

Province." (Com-t Records.) 

24 Nov. 1733. T. O, testimony for Ralph Turner that 55 years 

since he lived at Casco Bay : " Tobias Oakman of lawful age 

declares and says that about Fifty five years since he lived at Casco 

Bay and that he was very well acquainted with one Ralph Turner 

who lived at Casco Bay aforesd, & that s^ Turner had and Lived 

on a Farm or Tract of Land in said Town bounded Northerly of 

s^ Casco fore River Westerly by a Creek called Barberry Creek 

Easterly by one Clark & he well remembers that s^ Turner had & 

Improved the Island now called Turners Island peaceably (& was 

not molested by any Person) Togeather with the Marsh Adjoyning 

thereto & he well remembers that when s^ Turner died he was 

peaceably possessed of the s^^ Tract of land whereon he lived 

Together with the s*^^ Island & the Marsh, 

Sworn to at Boston Tobias IT Oakman 

Nov 24th 1733. i"«"«'-'^- 


27 Nov., 1733. Richard Webber testifies to the same effect at 
Salem. (id.) 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 155 

23 May, 1737. T. O, of Marshfield ^170 to John Ort of N. Y. 
177 acres of W. Harriseckett River which I bought of Moses 
Gendalls Admr. (18-246.) 

— , 1740. T. O. (EHzabeth, his wife, signs), ^600 to Matthew 
Simonton of Falm. 50 a at Spurwink — wit. by Edward Oakman. 


I Nov., 1733. T. O. dep. aged about 67 about 50 years since 
lived at Casco Bay & knew Mr. George Munjoy — &c. facts about 
his family. (20-98.) 

14 Dec, 1732. T. O. dep. aged 66, rel. George Ingersoll who 
lived in Falmouth about 45 years past, and the said Ingersoll had 
also another House & Part of a saw mill & part of a grist mill up 
the fore River at a place called Stroudwater & the sd Ingersolls 
dwelling house at S. did stand near the same place where Coll° 
Westbrooks dwelling house now stands. (20-185.) 

28 Nov., 1734. T. O. dep aged @ 69, that 50 years since he lived 
in Falmouth & well knew Capt Anthony Brackett. (20-186.) 

5 Oct., 1739. T. O. aged @ 74 lived in No. Y. above 50 years ago 
& Gidney & Gendall had a saw mill &c on Royals River — & lived 
with Capt Walter Gendall at No. Y. several years until the Indians 
killed s*^ Gendall about the year 1688 or 1689. (21-124.) 

21 April, 1741. T. O. of Marshfield ^1200 to Matthew Simon- 
ton 150 acres in Scarborough on Spurwink River being the same 
that Mr Robert Jordan granted to Michael Maddifer. w. Elizabeth 
signs. (22-215.) 

21 Sept., i743(?) T. O. of Marshfield coaster ^50 to Nathaniel 
Rand of Scarb. all thy right &c. to a tract on Spurwink River 
known as Oakmans Island & land adjacent — being 5-8 parts of 
said premises. (26-29.) 


156 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

28 May, 1747. T. O. ^97-14^ to Benjamin Haskens & Jacob 

Mitchell land above the land of Walter Simontons in Scarborough. 


18 March, 1745. T. O. test for Joshua Scottow — aged @ 81 
years that I lived from my childhood until I was about 23 years of 
age at Blackpoint & Casco — Benj Blackman m. Capt Scottow's 
daughter. (27-162.) 

12 July, 1729. Morre Admr of Gendall to T. O. of Marshfield 
land on W. side Arriseckett River — Oakman having lost a previous 
deed of the same, (27-172.) 

31 March, 1742. T. O. testimony aged @ "]"] about 67 years ago 
lived at Falmouth as servant to Capt Walter Gendall remembers 
George Munjoy & Mary his wife & Robert Lawrence & their pos- 
sessions there. (28-195.) 

31 Aug., 1736. T. O. test aged @ 77 @ 54 years since lived in 
Falmouth as servant to Capt W. Gendall, & about his mill & 18 
acres at Presumpscot falls. (28-197.) 

27 Nov., 1730. T. O. test about the Bounds of North Yarmouth 
aged 65. - (31-27) 

7 Nov., 1757. Rebecca Oakman of Salem widow £\o\ 13: 4 to 
Job Burnam, 25a being part of a former grant of 100 acres to 
Samuel Oakeman (22 June, 1720), the above 25 acres being the 

part of two of their children named Samuel and Rebecca dec'd. 


SamueP had a neighbor named Elias. He does not appear as 
an inhabitant until 1666. Whether he was a relative or not we are 
unable to say. Here is what we have about his history: "He 
lived at Dunstan Landing (Scarborough) some years. This Elias 
married Joanna, daughter of Andrew Alger. He removed to 

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Boston and had son Elias born there April 21, 1680 (as recorded 
in Boston). Elias (the father) died, and his widow married John, 
son of John Mills of Scarborough." 

We have been unable to trace the second Elias. The sons of 
SamueP were Samuel,^ Josiah,^ Tobias.^ We are in doubt about 
Samuel.^ Southgate alludes to him of Josiah ; there is no doubt 
of his status. He was the ancestor of the Lynn and Salem Oak- 
man's, some of whose descendants live in our state. The old 
records have this to say in regard to Josiah^ and his son Samuel: 

By York Records Josiah^ is spoken of as a son of SamueP (1689). 

Again, " SamueP Oakman late of Boston now of Marblehead, 
son of Josiah^ Oakman late of Spurwink, deceased, claims in behalf 
of heirs of said Josiah Oakman, 50 acres on Spurwink River and 
bounded by George Bartlett's line and Mr. Scottow's swamp land 
and Ambrose Bowden's jr., purchased by Samuel Oakman, father 
of said Josiah, of Mr. Scottow of Boston," by deed "August, 1668." 

York County Records assures us of a Samuel Oakman in Scar- 
borough as early as 1659, who died as early as 1676, also an Elias 
Oakman, SamueP Oakman, Josiah^ Oakman and Tobias^ Oakman. 
Elias may have been brother or son of Samuel.^ SamueP is men- 
tioned as having son Samuel. 

The Oakmans fled westward during the Indian wars of 1688-9. 
The Oakman's of Lynn and Salem were descendants of Josiah^ 
through Samuel " late of Boston now of Marblehead." 

From Register of Deeds, Suffolk Co., Mass.: "Samuel Oakman, 
a housewright, bought house and lot, situated Southerly end of the 
Town of Boston, of Sarah Wells March i 1711-12 bounded front 
or Southerly side upon Frogg Lane 83 ft Westerly side by land of 
Wm. Griggs 63 ft Northerly side by land of Elder (Wm.) Colburne 

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deceased, 91 ft Easterly side by land of Mark Pinkerton 72 ft. 

Mortgaged to James Robinson, March 3 1711-12. 

Deed signed by 

Samuel Oakman 

His wife Sarah Oakman 

Sold same to Hannah Dreden April 15 1714. 

Signed by Samuel Oakman 

& wife Sarah Oakman 

Samuel & Sarah Oakman appeared before a Justice and approved 
of above act and deed June 10 171 7. 

Tobias Oakman^ is well known to historical gleaners. By some 
he is called the " swearer " on account of his many depositions. 
Mr. Sargent has already given us specimens of Tobias as a witness. 
It was he who established the boundary line between Falmouth 
and North Yarmouth. The white rock on the shore of Casco Bay 
is the point to-day where the line commences between Falmouth 
and Cumberland. He was born in 1664 at Spurwink; was a cap- 
tive among the Indians in 1690; worked for Walter Gendall at the 
time he was slain by the Indians. He probably went to Marshfield 
between 1690-97, where he married and his first child Faith was 
born. He married Elizabeth Doty of Marshfield. 

Children of Tobias^ Oakman (SamueP) and Elizabeth (Doty) 
Oakman : 
L Faith,3 born May 15, 1697; married by Rev. James Gardner, Dec. 2, 1714, 
Benjamin^ White of Marshfield, son of Daniel, ^ son of Peregrine' White, 
born in Cape Cod Harbor, Nov., 1620; died in Marshfield, July 20, 1704, 
aged 83 years, 8 months. The first child born of English parents in New 
England. Children: Abagail,^ born 1715; Tabitha,^ born 17 17; Lydia,^ 

born 1719; Jedidah,4 born 1721 ; Benjamin,^ born 1724; Joshua,^ b. ; 

Faith^ (Oakman) White married 2d Thomas^ Foster, born 1686; died Feb. 6, 
1758, aged 72 years, son of John,^ born 1642, son of Thomas' Foster of 
Weymouth. She died Dec. 26, 1758. 

[To be continued.] 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 159 



To THE Selectmen and other Inhabitants of Kittery: 

Gentlemen, whereas the Selectmen at a Town Meeting held Att 
Kittery y^ 21^^ day of ffeb^^ 1653 did grant and confirm unto my 
Predecess^ Maj'" Nicholas Shapleigh his heirs or Assigns foreuer all 
that Tract of Land bought of Capt Cammock and M^ Wannerton 
y^ bred^^ being from y^ Mill Creek by y^ water Side unto a little 
fresh brook of water near where Eueret then dwelt and so back- 
ward the Same bred*^ halfe way to York and to Runn upon an 
East & by North line or upon that line w^^ those Euidences Speci- 
fic w^^ a Prouiso that if any other form^ grant made by y^ town 
Should fall within this s^ Tract of land they should be and Re- 
maine good to them to whom they were granted and their heirs 
foreuer, w^^ confirmation is gratefully Accepted of But as to y^ 
East & by North line My s^ Predecessor thought it most conue- 
nient to Run North east and by East by Reason that all y^ lotts in 
y^ long Reach were so Runn out and bounded And Also is Nearer 
a Square from y^ River which North east and by East line wee 
haue for a long time possessed w^^out any deniall or hinderence y^ 
Remoueall whereof can not be done without great Damage to my 
selfe & others And to continue as it is hinders no mans Propriety 
ye praises considered Doubt not but you will Readily see Cause to 
confirm y^ line it now Runns upon w^^ is Northeast and by East 
and I shall as Readily Allow those Antient grants and Possessions 
w^^ fall w^Mn it And Remaine your Humble Servant 

Kittery May 16, 1702. John Shapleigh. 

Att a legal town meeting held at Kittery May 16, 1702 in Answer 

160 Maine Historical and Genealoorical Recorder. 

to y^ aboue Request of Lieut. Shapleigh the Town by a fair voat 

Confirms y^ Aboue Northeast and by East Line to him his heirs 

and Assigns foreuer. Attest 

Jos: Hamond Clerk. 


At a meeting of y^ Millitary officers of y^ Town of Kittery 
together with y^ Selectmen of s^ Town Sep* 15*^ & 17*^^ 1722 for y^ 
Ordering what houses be made Defencible in s"^^ town by vertue of 
An Act of y^ Governm* passed At their Session y^ 8*^^ day of Aug^* 

Ordered that y^ Several houses following be made Defencible 

i^*^ Daniel Furbush. And that Allexander Forguson & Sam^ Shorey with their 

familys Lodge therin. 
2^ Andrew Neal. And that Daniel Emery Benj-"^ Goold & John Hearl with 

their familys Lodge therin. 
3^ John Gowen. And that Nicholas Gowan Thomas Weed and their fami- 

lys Lodge therin. 
4*^ Jonathan Nason. And that Joseph Goold Tim° Waymouth Henry Snow & 

Benj^ Stacy & their familys Lodge therin. 
5*^^ Sam^ Small Jun''. And that y^ Inhabitants & familys from y® Mouth of 

Sturgeon Creek to Bartho^^ ffrosts with Johnson & 

Smith Lodge therin. 
6"^ Capt John Heard. And that y® Inhabitants & familys from James Heards to 

David Sawyers Inclusively Lodge therin. 
7"^Nicho: Morrell, aty^ferry. And that y^ Inhabitants & familys from W" Frys to 

John Morrell Jun"^ Son of Nich"^ Morrell Inclusively 

Lodge therin. 
8"' Samuel Hill. And that Sam^ Hill Jun'" James Davis Ebenezer Dennet 

Nath^ Chapman & their familys Lodge therin. 
9^'' Capt" Nich^ Shapleigh. And that y'^ Inhabitants & familys from Michael Kennards 

to his own house Inclusively Lodge therin. 
10'^ Cap* John Leighton. And that Benj^ March Joseph Pilsbery John Richardson 

& y^ familys Lodge therin. 

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11*^ M^ John Rogers. 
12*^^ David Libby Jun^ 
13*^ Maj: Joseph Hamond 

14*^ John Lydston. 

16: John Staple. 
17: M'^ John Fernald. 
18: M^ John Adams. 
19: M"^ John Newmarch. 

20: M^ Rob* Cutt. 

21: M^ Elishu Gunison. 

22: Nath® Kene. 

23: Rich^ Rogers. 

24: M'^ Joseph Curtis. 
25: Dodavah Curtis. 

And that y® Inhabitants & familys from his own house to 

Daniel Fogg Jun^ Inclusively Lodge therein. 
And that y® Inhabitants & familys from James Staples to 
Thomas Hanscoms Inclusively Lodge therin. 
, And that Stephen Tobey Sam^ Tobey Sam^ Green Daniel 

Green John Rogers Abra"^ Cross w*^^ their familys 

Lodge therein. 
And that y® Inhabitants & familys from Peter Staples to 

Daniel Pauls Inclusively Lodge therein. 
And that y® Inhabitants & familys from John Pauls to y^ 

lower end of y^ Neck call^^ Spineys point Lodge therein. 
And that y® Inhabitants & familys from W"^ Brooks to 

Jacob Remick Jun'" Inclusively Lodge therein. 
And that y® Inhabitants «& familys from Rich*^^ Gowell Jun"^ 

to Thomas Coles Inclusively Lodge therein. 
And that Nath^ Fernald & W™ Worster with their familys 

Lodge therein. 
And that y® Inhabitants & familys from James Spinneys 

to y^ Widdow Tripes with Walter Denneford Lodge 

And that y® Inhabitants & familys from Benj''^ Fernald to 

Francis Winkleys Lodge therein, 
from John Pearse^ y® whole Neck downward with their 

familys Lodge therein. 
And that y^ Inhabitants & familys from Nath^ Leach^ to 

Kenes house Except John Shepard who desires to be 

posted at Rogers®^ Lodge therein. 
And that John Shepard Jere"^ Spinney Moses Stevens 

Paul Williams John Monson ffrancis Pettegrew W"^ 

Rogers W™ Stanley & Rich*^ Pope Lodge therein with 

their familys. 
And that James Stariot James Stariot Jun"^ Peter Stariot 

Nath^ Fernald James Brideen James Brideen Jun^' W™ 

Wilson John Crocker Sam^ Johnson Jun"^ & y® familys 

Lodge therein. 
And that Sam^ Johnson Withers Berry Benj''^ Hamons 

Nicholas Weeks & their familys Lodge therein. 

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26: Joseph Wilson. 
27: Andrew Lewis. 

And that John Benson Thomas Hutchins Enoch Hutchins 

& John Deahng & their familys Lodge therein. 
And that And^^ Haley Peter Lewis John Hutchens George 

Fenix Tho® Morgrage & Moses Downer w^^^ y^ familys 

Lodge therein. 
28: Sam^ Hutchins. And that Jonathan Hutchins John Chapman with their 

familys Lodge therein. 
29: Widdow Wilson. And that Joseph Weeks Sam^ Skillin Gowen Wilson John 

Wilson & W™ Haley with their familys Lodge therein. 
30: Ebenezer Mow. More? And that y® Inhabitants & familys from John Ingersol to 

W™ Tucker Inclusively Lodge therein. 
31: Joseph Crocket. And that Francis Smart Nath^ Hix Jn*^ Norton Alexand"^ 

Macginnery with y^ Young men that now doe duty there 

and y^ familys Lodge therein. 
32: Henry Barter. And that Thomas Ball James Grendal Eben'^ Emons 

Zacheus Beal W°^ Roberts & Widdow Crocket with 

their familys Lodge therein. 
-^y. ColP W^"^ Pepperrell. And that y® Inhabitants and familys from Thomas Bear- 
ings to Kittery point meeting house Inclusively Lodge 

34: Roger Mitchel. And that y^ Inhabitants & familys from W" Racklifts to 

Clement Bearings Inclusively Lodge therein. 
35: Sam^ Ford. And that y^ Inhabitants «& familys from his own house to 

Foyes Inclusively Lodge therein. 
36: Joseph Mitchel. And that y*^ Inhabitants & familys from Joseph Billings 

to John Whitney Inclusively Lodge therein. 
Ordered that Chas Frost Esq: Robert Eliot Esq: M^ Rich^ Cutt 
James Chadbourne & Rich^^ Mitchell be Admitted to keep their 
own houses Provided they make them Defencible At their own 
Charge & keep up Watching & Warding there. 

Given und^ Our hands this 


17^^^ of Sept^ 1722. 

W'» Pepperrell. 
Jos: Hamond. 
W"^ Pepperrell Jun'^ 
John Leighton. 
NiclV Shapleigh. 
Elihue Gunnison. 

James Chadbourne. 
John Adams. 
Jos: Curtis 
W" Leighton. 
Jos: Hamond Jun"^ 
W"^ Fernald. 

Maine Historical and Ge7iealoo;ical Recorder. 163 

KiTTERY May 23^ 1742. 
Mr. John Godsoe S^ 

I Reed, a line from you by Mr Fernald Concerning y^ Settlement 
of Mr. James Fernalds Estate since y^ Death of y^ Widow, She 
not having Settled it. my opinion in y^ affaire is that adminis^^ 
must be granted to some of y^ Family (cum Testimen to annexo) 
That is to Comply & Settle Said Estate according to y^ Will of the 
Testator & as you have mentioned my going to Wells with some of 
them, I believe it is not worth while for any of them to go but I 
will go a monday morning my Self to Wells & acquaint y^ Judge 
with y^ affair & order things as well for them as if they were per- 
sonally present and meet you & them at y^ House of Deacon 
Fernald on y^ next tuesday at about Eleven of y^ Clock it will save 
them considerable of Charge — in hast from yours to SErv 
P. S: you may depend upon my going a R. Eliot Gerrish 

monday if Life & Health permit. I will meet 
you at y^ House of Deacon Fernald on Tuesday 
at Eleven of y^ Clock. 

KiTTERY March y^ 14*^ day 1738-9. 
Received of James Fogg of Kittery the Sum of One Hundred 
& Thirty Pounds in full Payment for a Negro Woman Named 
Merea which I have sold and this day delivered to him as witnes 
my hand hj^ 

George Rogers • Abraham A Cross 

Benaiah Hanscom. "'^'■^' 

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MAINE, 1 743-1 762. 


EORGETOWN as originally constituted, comprised sim- 
ply Arrowsic island, — or more precisely, that compact 
defensible settlement on the southern part of the island, 
known as the Watts Settlement. Hence in the first years, in 
documents and letters, it was frequently denominated, "Georgetown 
on Arrowsick Island." 

It gained legal incorporation as the tenth town in the " District 
of Maine," June 13, 1716. The evident origin of the name appears 
in the fact, that a year and a half previous, a prince of the house of 
Hanover, was crowned king of England, with the title, George the 
First. These loyal settlers now engaged in building new homes 
by the Kennebec, honored their new Sovereign by giving his name 
to their infant town, — the first to gain municipal rights in Maine 
after his accession. In further honor of the new reigning house, 
an attempt was made, futile indeed, to displace the aboriginal name 
of the island, and to call it "Hanover Island." 

In June, 1738, a new act of incorporation joined the adjacent 
territory on both sides of the river, as high up as Merry-meeting 
Bay to this Georgetown on Arrowsic island. The town records 
now existing begin with the first town meeting, Dec. 26, 1738. 

No records of births were attempted, so far as appears, until 
many years later. Then evidently the clerk gathered what he 
could for previous years, and a few names are found of a date pre- 
vious to 1730. Marriages were not recorded until 1760, and deaths 
later and in meager numbers. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 165 

The following Intentions of Marriage were a few years ago 
discovered among an unfortunately small remnant of early town 
papers now preserved. Their value as early records of Eastern 
Maine seems to demand their publication. 

They are in the peculiar handwriting of the noted official, — clerk, 
selectman, captain, major, judge, — Samuel Denny, Esq. They are 
written on eight sheets of paper, sewed together, covered with rough 
brown paper, making a small folio, 6x7 in. The twine loop at the 
upper corner indicates that it hung on a convenient peg or nail in 
the living-room, bar-room, magistrate's room, of Denny's garrison. 

The names are reproduced literatim, though missing capitals are 
supplied. In this matter, Esq. Denny was as lawless as his spelling 
was unique. 

Every entry was written out in full, as shown in these examples. 
The early ones were in this form, — as No. 7. "february. 16 — 
1 744-5 William Lithgo of s^ georges and sarah noble of georgetown 
Intends mariage — published and sertificate given according to law 
pr samuell Denny T^^ elk. "A later form appears in his own case: — 
"York ss July- 1 75 1 an Intention of marriage between samuell 
Denny of georgetown Esq^ and mad^^ Rachel White of north yar- 
mouth Entred published and sirtificate given pr samuel Denny 
Town Clark." 

In the Intentions, the residence of the parties will be in all cases 
Georgetown, unless otherwise noted. The letter (R) after a name 
denotes " Residenter," or " residing in," by which clerk Denny evi- 
dently designated persons having a temporary, not legal, residence 
in the town. 

It appears that many " Intentions" failed to be realized. At least, 
the record shows in a number of cases, only the entry and publish- 
ment, but no certification, or in a few cases not the publishment. 

166 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

The evidences of the clerk's official precision will not allow all 
these, perhaps not any, to be assigned to neglect in completing the 
record. Plainly, causes intervened to nip the bud of ardent hope. 
How many a romance is hidden under these withheld certificates, 
none can tell. It may however be noticed, that the name of the 
expectant bride in No. 8, appears again seventeen years after, as 
that of a bride in reality, of none other than the honored Magistrate 
Denny himself. Similar cases show that the first disappointment 
was healed by a second choice. 


Dec. I, 1743. John Reede, of Topsam, and Hanah Savage. 

10, John Neele and Jane Evins. 

Jan. 7, 1743-4. Patrick Mehanney and Jane Grase. 

Aug. 26, 1744. Samuell Grenlief and Hepsibath Prebel. 

Sept. 5, John Briant and Mary Coliard. 

18, William Fillbrook and Mary Grant. 1 
Feb. 16, 1744-5. William Lithgo, of St. Georges, and Sarah Noble. , 

19, William Inglish and Catrin Linsey.^ 
May 23, 1745. Daniel Farrell and Mary Hoy. 

Oct. 15, Hew (Hugh ?) Dalley and Elizabeth Oadley. 

Dec. 23, Porl Raimant (R)^ and Abigel Patte. 

May 9, 1746. Ebenezr Hall and Marah Greene. 

Sept. II, Thomas Williams and Margarate Drummond. 

25, Ebenezer Preble and Mary Harnden. 

Apr. 10. 1747. Ignatious Jordan (R) and Mary McFadien. 

July II, John Tozer (R) and Sarah Patte. 

Aug. 4, John Olover and Mary Shortwell. 

Aug. 19, Timothy Roak and Margarate McCarty. 

Sept. 12, Ezra Brown (R) and Mary Bober. 

Jan. 16, 1747-8. Andrew Bowman and Patience Farnham.^ 

Feb. 13. William Malcom and Elizabeth Smarte of Brunswick. 

' Paul Raymond ? 
^ No certificate given. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 167 

Mar. 12, Pompy, a negro belonging to benjamin laraby Esq^, of Brunswick, 

and Silky, a negro belonging to Mr. mikel malcom.^ 
1749. Daniel Mors and Margaret Crane. 
Jonathin Philbrook and Mary Card. 
Joseph Bober and Martha Grover (R). 
John Dunn (R) and Meriam Heale. 
Silvanus Whitford (R) and Joannah Woods (R). 
Daniel Lankester, Jr., and Sarah Hood. 
1749-50. John Wise and Elizabeth Malcom. 

Silvanus Combs and Martha Walker. 
Simon Crosby (R) and Sarah Sewill. 
John Coliard and Hanah Robins (R). 
William Marshall (R) and Margaret Drummond.^ 
1750. William Rodgers and Ruth Gray (R). 

Martin Haley and Hanah Hollevan (R). 

Daniel Brown and Rebaca Mock.^ 

Joshua Phillbrook and Elizabeth Alaxander. 

Andrew McFadien and Abegel Mustard, a place called Topsam, 

Co. of York. 
John Coliard and Sarah Mock. 

William Walls (R), of Wiscasick so-called, and Jane Kelly. The 
said Jane not pursonally giving orders for the above Entry and 
f publishment ordered it should be taken down which was done 
July 27th the said Jane came and desired to be published as 
24, John Clary, Newcastel, Province of New Hampshier, and Jane 

Aug. 4, Edward Marsfield and Jane Whalan (R). 

Sept. 5, Isaac Savage and Below Alon.3 

Oct. 24, Isaiah Crooker, dwelling at Georgetown, and Betsy Phillbrook. 

29, William Kelly and Catrin Brown, of N. Yarmouth. 

Nov. 12, Job Phillbrook and Mary Trewfant. 

^ Not published, nor certificate given. 
^ No certificate given. 
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John Coliard and Mary Mock. 

Walter MiJPoneld and Elizabeth Wilson, of Topsam. 
James Blin and Jane Gillmore. 

Benjamin Whitney and Jane Brown,^ both (I suppose) of George- 
John Whalan and Mary Spratt. 

Samuell Denny, Esqr, and Madm. Rachel White, N. Yarmouth. 
Jeremiah Patte and Jane Stuard. 
George Rodgers, junr, and Margarate Campbell. 
Timothy Whitton and Hanah Hombs, both of Swan Island, nere 

Joseph Smith, junr, Brunswick, and Susanah Williams. 
Joseph Rose and Mary Patte, 
George McKenny and Sarah Tarr.^ 
James Campbell, of a place called Shepscut, now residing in 

Georgetown, and Sarah Malcom. 
Oct. 3, Joseph Liniken and Elizabeth George,^ both of Shepscut river 

so called and adjasant to Georgetown. 
Samuell Barter and Margarate Davis, both of a place called 

Shepscut river and adjasant to Georgetown, 
Jonathin Carlton and Hanah Leman. 
Arther Pearsey and Ann Gillmore. 
Moses Waymouth, of Richman, nere Georgetof^n, and Damaris 

Benjamin Rideout and Mary Getchel, Brunswick. 
1753. John Guing and Lusey Withers.^ 
William Chism and Sarah Stinson. 
Thomas Trafton and Lidia Pebegrow (R). 
Shubel Hinkly and Elizabeth Worster (R). 
James Labaree and Mary Staens (?). 
Philip Corl [Call] and Joannah Whitford, both of Richman, nere 

July 6, John Springer (R) and Hanah Trufant. 

' Not published nor certificate given. 
^ No certificate given. 


















Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 169 

Ezra Davis and Rebeckah Pumroy. 
Daniel Savage and Elizabeth Robinson of Topsam, 
Vinson Woodside of Brunswick and Mary Lemont. 
Edward Coffey and Catrin Kelly. 
Joseph Wright and Mary Alaxander. 
Peter Merry and Elizabeth Tarp. 
Stephen Kelly and Sarah Glover.^ 

Walter McFarlind of P'ort Richman and Margaret Tarp.^ 
Samuell Williams and Mary Combs of Brunswick. 
Samuell Meloney and Mary Sedgly.^ 
John Hinkley and Hanah Olover. 

Thomas Hegen and Mary Holland, both inhabiting nere George- 
David Olover Junr and .Agnis Campbell. 
5. John Low and Mary Low Springer. 
Nathaniel Berry and Mary Michel. 
Pears Denning and Hanah McMaharn.^ 
Mathew McKenny Junr and Hanah McFadien. 
Jacob Olover and Abigel Glover, of Salem, Essex Co. 
Jeremiah Bowin and Abigel Jonsen. 

Ephraim McFarlind, of a place called Townsend nere George- 
town, and Margaret Tarp. 
Sept. 23, ^orris Fling and Elizabeth Conway,' both of a place called 

Richman nere Georgetown. 
Oct. 29, Marke Welch and Hanah McMaharn. 

Nov. 18, John Tarp and Kezia Cheney,' of a place called Swan Island. 

12, Jonathin Preble Junr and Elizabeth Harden. 

Thomas Carrel and Juda Briant.' 
22, Samuell Leman and Abigel Slowman, of a place called Mount- 

swage nere Georgetown. 
Dec. 4, Frances Wyman Junr and Sarah Blifith. 

Jan. 3, 1756. Thomas McKeney and Hanah Harnden. 

5, John McKune and Mary McFarling, both of a place called Fort 

Halifax without any town (Georgetown being the nearest). 

^ No certificate given. 

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1756. Andrew Benit and Lidia Bran. 

Joseph White and Mary Willbean Chapman. 

Philip AuBeirs, Scarborow, and Mary Purinton. 

James Stinson "Tarsious" and Mary Robinson, Topsam. 

Jonathin Preeble " Tartious " and Jane Mcfatres. 

Daniel Farrell (R) and Sumerset Salley. 

William Sewell and Sarah Chisam. 

Philip Hodskins Junr and Hanah Robinson. 

William Briant and Rebekah Crane. 

Joseph Lankester and Hanah Boober. 

William Gillmore and Elizabeth Pearsey. 

Joseph Preeble and Mary Hodgkinson. 

James McKobb and Lidia Woodin.' 

William Rideout, of Georgetown (as he saith) and Mary Blax- 

tone, Falmouth. 
13, Joseph Mackintire and Sarah Wales.^ 

Nathaniel Mahew (R) and Mary Jordan (R). 
1757' James Hunter, Topsam, and Abigel Williams. 
John Maynes and Mary Day. 
John Fisher and Dorcas Speney. 
Frances Conaway and Julian Pearsey. 
James Bliffins and Meriam Day. 
Seth Tar and Agnis McKenny. ^ 

Jeremiah Speney and Mehitable Hinkley.' 
Charles Coliard and Margaret Hood. 
Samuel Tompson, Brunswick, and Abiel Purington. 
Benjamin Lemont and Susanah Hunter, Topsam. 
19, Benjamin Frizel (R) and Mary Silvester, a place called Wiscasick 

nere Georgetown. 

23, George Young and Margaret Campbell. 

Feb. 9, 1758. Left Nathaniel Larabee, Brunswick, and Elizabeth Harding,3 

24, Samuel Harnden and Jane Motherwell. 
Nov. 18, Edward Savage and Mary Hele.^ 

' No certificate given. 

'^ Wallis probably 

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Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 1*71 

David Purinton and Mary Scales. 

Alaxander Campbell and Elizabeth Neekals, (?)' Newcastel. 

William Martin, Fort Halifax, and Mary Stuard. 

Samuel Berry and Sarah Thorne, Topsham. 

Stephen Day and Elizabath Gatshel. 

John Stinson Junr. and Patience Patte. 

Patrick Brine and Mary Rivis. 

John Pumery and Ann Tarr. 

Nathaniel Purinton and Prisilia Woodbery. 

Richard Hunniwell, Mountswage, and Sarah Rowell.^ 

David Rede, Topsam, and Ann Rodgers. 

William Maken and Han ah Whittum, both of a place called 
Jeremesequam Island nere Georgetown. 

Nathaniel Foster, Nubury, and Bridget Slowman, Mountswage. 

Jonas Jones and Hanah Scales. 

Jonathan Michel and Kezia Libbee,3 Searborough. 

John Potter, Topsam, and Sarah Snipe. 

John Nouclend (R) and Mary Blifith.3 

Samuel Colomor, (R) at Topsam, and Deborah Michel. 

Joseph Barter and Lidia Matthews, both of Townsend, so called 
nere Georgetown. 

Josiah Brookins and Anna Rives, both of Mountswage. 

%th Ring and Sarah Mcfhetres. 
1760. Jonathin Norcross and Martha Springer. 

Ezekiel Patte and Margaret Haiward, both of Fort Halifax. 

John Cramet and Rebeckah Tibet, both of a place called Towns- 

Stephen Chase junr and Hanah Blifeth. 

James Springer junr and Rachel Chapman. 

Richard Hiscock, place called Walpole nere Georgetown, and 
Jane McFadien. 
29, Patrick Worl and Jude Cliff, Harpswell. 

* Nickels, probably. 

"^ No certificate given. 

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David Thomas, Pounalborough, and Mary Wright.^ ~^ 

Benjamin Gatchel and Mary Day. 

Elathan Raiment and Dorcas Jelson, both of a place called 

Abadguset nere Georgetown. 

Jacob Parker and Ezballar McCobb. 

John Hele and Rachel Brooks, Jeremesaquam. 

Michel Maharn, Fort Halifax, and Unis Tarr.^ 

Daniel Ladd (R) and Dorithy Foot' (R). 

♦Isaiah Crocker^ and Hanah McKeny. 

Samuell Parsons, Isle of Shouls, and Isabellah Rodgers.^ 

Shubel Hinkley and Mary Solon, Brunswick. 

Thomas Stevens and Mary Olover. 

Samuel Denny and Catrin Linsey.s 

William Getchel, Brunswick, and Zeruiah Rideout.^ 

James Lemont and Mary Hunter, Topsam. 

Samuel Marshal, a place called Capelewagen, and Sarah Day,^ 

(R) at said place. 

William Silvester and Mary Low. 

Abiezer Holebrook and Elizabeth Snow, Brunswick. 

Nicolas Rideout junr and Sarah Olover. 

Thomas Hinkley and Elizabeth Michel. 

James Drummond junr and Hanah Snipe. • 

Charles Brown and Alio Gatchel. 7 

Samuell Hall and Grase Ollover. 

Alexander Drummond and Jane Drummond. 

George Rodgers junr and Alles Meens, North Yarmouth. 

Nicolas Rideout and Sarah Wallis. 

Nathaniel Tarr and Marcy Copp. 

Joshua Purington and Anna Birril.'^ 

David Curtis, Harpswell, and Hanah Blifith. 

' The new county was incorporated June 19. The act took effect Nov. i. 

^ Not published, nor certificate given. 

3 Crooker, doubtless. 

* "Forbidden by the girls farther. Aug. 24, Published out and sirtificate given." 

5 " Entrcd posted." 

^ No certificate given. 

' " Forbidden or under writt by the womans farther." 

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COUNTY, 1779. 


State of the Massachusetts ) 

Bay in New England. J To the Honourable the Council 

and house of Represe^itatives In General Court Assembled at Boston 
A, D, I'/jg — 

The Petition of the Several Towns in the County of Lincoln 
by their Agents mett, in Convention at Wiscasset pint on the Six- 
teenth Day of November A. D. 1779 — 

Humbly Shews — 
That the first Settlers of this County, as well as those that have 
Settled here Since, were most of them very poor, and Distitute of 
almost all the Necessaries of Life, the Land heavyly Loaded with 
wood and Timber, and very hard to Cultivate, they were obliged to 
go into the Lumber Trade, for their Immediate Support, by which 
they had many Thousand Busshells of Grain Annually brought to 
them, as well as wool & flax and other Articles by which they were 
Supported, and have ever Cheerfully paid their full proportion of 
the Publick Charges, but Since the Commencement of the unhappy 
Controversy between Great Britan and these Colonies, our Case 
and Circumstances are become truly Deplorable, for those few that 
had some small Interest in their hands, which consisted Cheifly in 
Coasting Vessels, which they imployed, in carrying of our wood 
and Lumber, and bringing back Grain & other Necessaries of Life, 
until the Risque became so great that it reduced our wood and 
Lumber to almost nothing, and the prise of Provisions Excessive 
high, whereby an undue proportion of the Burthen of the War fell 

174 Maine Historical and Ge^iealogical Recorder. 

upon us, and finally out of Sixty Coasting vessels, which was own'd 
to the westward of S^ Georges Forty nine are taken or Lost, and 
Still further to compleat our misfortune, we are prohibited by a 
Law of this State, from Exporting masts spars & yards, many of 
which are now Lying upon our hands, and will soon be finally 
Lost, and in the year past, the Little hopes we had from the pro- 
duce of our Small Farms was almost wholly cutt off by an uncom- 
mon Drought, so that in the winter Season many Families were 
forced to Live (or rather Subsist), without bread or meat, for weeks 
and many for months together, as there was but very Little Grain 
brought to us to be sold, and that at as high a Price as Sixty 
Dollars p'' Busshell — and as to the present year the Prospect is 
still more Gloomy and Desperate, for after having Struggled 
through the Miseries of a hard and pinching winter, the Peoples 
Countenances Pale, and their Bodies become feeble, through want 
and hunger, they were in the Spring of the year, from the first 
appearance of things, in great hopes of a fruitfull Summer, but 
their Early hopes were soon cutt off, by amazeing Swarms of 
Grasshoppers, and other insects which in many parts of this County 
almost covered the face of the Ground, and distroyd great part of 
the Grain & Grass and almost all vegetables that grew out of the 
Earth, and still further to compleat our Misery, Early in the Sum- 
mer our Sea Coasts were infested, and our harbours blocked up by 
British Ships of war, and Privateers, whereby the people were 
Alarmed and Almost all Buisness Laid aside for some time, not 
Knowing which way to turn theirselves But in a Short time about 
one half of the Militia was calld to Arms, & marched for the 
protection of our Defenceless Sea Coasts, and then to Join in that 
higlorious Expedition to Ponobscott, where they served for two 
months, this being in the most Buisy Season in the whole year, and 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 175 

thereby many Lost great part of their Grass and Grain which the 
Devouring Insex had Left — And since that, about one third more 
of the Mihtia has been called off to Guard the Sea Coast, and our 
Defenceless neighbors who then were and Still are every hour in 
Jepordy of their Lives and fortunes from the Enemy, which Troops 
are now Returned, and the Eastern parts of the County Left naked 
and Defenceless, and most of the Provision there Eate up or De- 
stroyed, and the Wretched Inhabitants near the Sea Coasts driven 
back without anything to Support themselves, and Lays as a Dead 
weight on the rest of the people, who are obliged in Charity to 
Support them, altho they have not half Provision enough to Supply 
their own Families, through the winter, and notwithstanding our 
provisions are so Exhausted by Supplying the troop, before the 
publick Stores came down and Supporting the miserable Inhabi- 
tants who have Lost their all, we are not a Little Surprized to find, 
that by an Order from the Committee of war, a Larga Quantity of 
Beef which the Inhabitants could very badly spare, but for the 
publick Good did consent to Turn out for the use of the Troops, 
but it Seems it was not Used, and is now Ordered to Boston, and 
should it so happen, that upon any Sudden Emergancy more 
Troops should be raized, it would be impossible to Supply them 
even for two Days, this now is the true State of this Poor and 
Distress^ County, and when we Look about us and behold the 
Distress of the People almost Distitute of most of the Necessaries 
of Life, no Exports or Inports by Sea as Usual in time past, where- 
by our wood and Lumber, the Little we got, in our perplexd 
Circumstances, Lays upon our hands, and no provision brought to 
us and no money to purchase any with, we Stand amazd at the 
Prospect, and when we Look forward and behold the Monsterous 
Taxes that are Laid upon us, and no money to Pay it with, we are 

176 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

Astonished & know not what to do, but this we are sure of, that if 
it is possible we can by any means subsist ourselves through the 
Winter, yet it is impossible for us to pay those heavy Taxes De- 
manded of us, or Supply those Articles of Clotheing which by a 
Resolve of the General Court is Enjoin'd upon us, and altho we 
have hitherto been neglected, as not to have Precepts Sent to 
us whereby we could make choice of a person to Represent us in 
the General Assembly, and have a voice in the Choice of Council- 
lers and Consequently in that part of the Legeslative Body, which 
procide as Governor, Yet we humbly trust we may Decently peti- 
tion that Power which has taxed us unrepresented, as we have a 
President from the Colonies of Partitioning the Parliment of Great 
Britan in a simalar Case — we do therefore most Earnestly implore 
the favor of this Honourable Court to take our peculiar distresd 
Case under your wise Consideration and Release those heavy Taxes 
that are Demanded of us, and Releave us from our Distresses in 
such a way and manner as to you in your great wisdom and Good- 
ness shall seem meet otherwise we must be forced to Resign up 
our all into the hands of that power which shall see fit to take it 
from us, and your humble petitioners as in Duty Bound shall ever 
Pray. — 

Ezra Taylor President 

Signed by Order of the Convention 

Attest Moses Davis Clerk 

(Mass. Archives, vol. 228, p. 61.) 

Mame Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 177 

lyr \ In the House of Representatives May 4, 1780 

On the Petition of the Several Towns in the County of Lincoln 

praying for an abatement of a part of their Taxes — 
Resolved that Fifteen Thousand Pounds be abated ; upon each 
of the Taxes ordered to be assest Since the first day of September 
1779; and that the Several Towns be directed to meet together by 
there agents, whose buisness it Shall be to abate the afforesaid 
Fifteen Thousand Pounds from the Several Towns in the County 
of Lincoln as they Shall Judge equil and Just — and also that the 
Said agents be directed to make a return of the Sum that each 
Town Shall be So abated to the Treasurer of this State as Soon as 
may be 

Sent up for Concurrence 

John Hancock Spk. 
In Council May 5' 1780 

Read & Concurred 

John Avery DSey 
Consented to — [Signed by fifteen of the Council]. 

(Mass. Archives, vol. 228, p. 60.) 



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[See Recorder, I, 192.] 

Nathaniel^ Merrill, who emigrated 
from England to Ipswich as early as 
1633, and removed in 1634 or 1635 to 
Newbury, married Susanna Jordan, "^ and 
had by her children: John, b. 1635, mar- 
ried Sarah Watson, and removed with 
his family to Connecticut ; Abraham, b. 
1637, m. Abigail Webster; Nathaniel^ 
b. 1638, m. Joanna Kinney, 6 Oct., 1661 ; 
Susanna, b. 1640; Daniel, b. 1642, m. 
Sarah Clough, 14 May, 1668; Abel, b. 
1645, ^- Pnscilla Chase, 21 Feb., 1670; 
Thomas, b. 1648. 

Nathaniel^ Merrill, by his wife, 
Joanna Kinney, had children : John,^ b. 
16 Feb., 1663, m. ist, Lucy Webster, 2d, Mary ; Nathaniel, 

*Susannah, wife of Nathaniel^ Merrill, of Newbury, Mass., emigrant 1633-4, was probably mar- 
ried to him in England. Coffin (Hist, of Newbury) and Savage (N. E. Gen. Die), the latter no 
doubt following Coffin, give her maiden name as Jordan or Jordaine. That this is an error was dis- 
covered by Mr. Alfred Poore, of Salem, Mass., in examining the source of Coffin's information. 
This is found in a deed made by her son NathanieP Merrill, of Newbury, to Peter Godfry, of New- 
bury (61 Ips. 124,) in which occurs : " . . . . after the decease of my mother Susanna Jordan, 
with all singular, &c. . . . (after the decease of my mother Susanna Jordan above sayd) 
. . In witness, &c., .... my hand and scale the sixteenth of August. In the year of our 
Lord one thousand six hundred and sixty one. ... It is also agreed . . . when the sayd 

Susannah Jordan shall decease " Syd. Nathaniel Merrill. This would tend to show 

that 16 Aug., t66i, Susannah's name had hccpntc Jordan. 

NathanieP Merrill Sr. died In Newbury 16 March, 1654-5. 

Stephen Jordan of Ipswich (see Savage) had two daughters, who married respectively Robert 

Arms of the Merrill Family. 

Or, a barrulet between three peacocks' 

heads erased proper. 

Crest: A peacock's head erased proper. 

[As used by Thomas Merrill, of Salisbury, 

of the third generation of this family, on 

his deed A.D. 1726.) 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 179 

b. 8 Feb., 1665, m. ist, Rebecca , 2d, Sarah ;- Peter, b. 

Aug. — 1667, m. Mary — — ; Hannah, b. 12 July, 1672; Mary, b. 18 
Sept., 1675. 

JoHN^ Merrill, born in SaHsbury, by his first wife, Lucy Webster, 

had ch. Nathaniel, b. 26 July, 1687; by his second wife, Mary 

had ch. John,* b. 27 Feb., 1702. 

John* Merrill, born in Salisbury, called the "Deacon," settled 

Cross and John Andrews. This Stephen Jordan died in Newbury, Mass., 8 February, 1669-70; 
will made 5 April, 1667 ; from 29 March, 1670, shows wife living, and mentions both sons-in-law. 
Inventory taken by John Merrill and William Sawyer give date of death as above, and following : 
" In debt which he oweth to Abe Merrill for days' work . . . besydes attendance on him night 
and day for these three last years, which if it made up ten pounds he would be a loser." Debts due 
"To Daniel Merrill. To Nathaniel Merrill." These three, Abe, Daniel and Nathaniel Merrill 
were sons of Nathaniel and Susanna Merrill. 

Susanna Jordan, of Newbury, died 25 Jan., 1672. Inventory taken 4 Feb., 1672, showing debts 
due deceased froin " Abraham Merrill " (he was another son of NathanieP and Susanna) and debts 
due from deceased to " Abe Merrill." Inventory is filed by Abe Merrill, who was administrator. 

The conclusion seems certain that Susanna Merrill, widow of NathanieP Merrill, emigrant, mar- 
ried as second wife Stephen Jordan, once of Ipswich, That by him she had no children (none 
being mentioned in his will, and none shown in administration on her estate), and that she died 25 
Jan., 1672. 

John Merrill, second son of Nathaniel and Susanna Merrill, went to Hartford, Ct., shortly after 
his father's death, and first appears there in 1656. Later facts show that he became the adopted 
son and heir to Gregory Wollerton or Willerton, of Hartford, who had no children, and at his 
death made him the heir to the chief part of his large estate. It is highly probable that John 
Merrill was akin to Gregory Willerton, otherwise his going to Hartford and adoption by the latter 
would be unaccountable, for at that date he was not of age. The plausible conjecture is that 
Gregory Willerton was his uncle, and that Susanna Merrill, wife of NathanieP, was by maiden 
name Willerton. While nothing is certain in this conjecture, there are many small facts which 
point in the same direction, which'it would take too much space to enumerate and discuss. On the 
whole, from careful investigation I conclude that everything short of positive proof show the 
maiden name of Susanna to have been Willerton. 

This name has been variously spelled, mostly by other investigators " Wollerton." While ad- 
mitting that this may be the true spelling, I incline to Willerton as the true name for the reason 
that it was so spelled many times when referring to the original Gregory W. (though often appear- 
ing with instead of i), and for the added reason that it was borne as baptismal name by one of 
John Merrill's sons, and by him personally spelled Willerton. Lewis Merrill. 

324 So. 19 St., Philadelphia, Pa., 18 April, 1886. 

180 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

first at Haverhill, Mass., where his first three children were baptized; 
he then removed to Concord, N. H., and built his house on the hill 
at the lower end of Main street, where the roads part. He was 
chosen deacon 17 Dec, 1730. He kept the first ferry over the 
Merrimack river. By his wife, Lydia Haines, he had children: 
Moses, m. Dorcas Abbot of Concord, 1748, and settled in Pem- 
broke; Thomas,^ bapt. 1729, married ist Phoebe Abbot, 2d widow 
Mehitable (Harriman) Johnson, 3d widow Abigail (Goodhue) Am- 
brose, 4th widow Elizabeth (Abbot) Cummings ; John, m. Rebecca 
Abbot, settled in Pembroke ; Hannah, died in infancy ; Jonathan, 
b. Feb. 10, 1733, m. Mary Farnum, settled in Hill, N. H. ; Hannah, 
b. Feb. 10, 1735, m. ist Richard Eastman, 2d Joseph Odell of Con- 
way; Nathaniel, b. Nov. 4, 1738, m. Ann Walker, settled in Brown- 
field, Me.; Sarah, b. Apr. 24, 1741, m. Daniel Chandler; Ann, b. 
Dec. 20, 1743, m. Benjamin Farnum; Abigail, b. Dec. 9, 1746, m. 
Toppan Evans of Warren ; Lydia, m. Amos Foster of Pembroke. 

Thomas^ Merrill, born in Haverhill, removed with his father to 
Concord, N. H., had by his first wife Phebe Abbot, ch. Thomas, m. 
Hannah Ambrose; William, never married; Enoch, m. Mary Am- 
brose; he then removed to Hopkinton and had Amos, m. Louis 
[Lydia?] Willey; Phebe, m. Col. Abiather Eastman; in 1755, he 
moved back to Concord, and his wife died soon after his return; 
in 1756 he was a Lieutenant in the French war; by his second 
wife, the widow Mehitable (Harriman) Johnson had ch. Stephen, m. 
Betsey Bailey; Mehitable, m. Roland Crocker; he removed from 
Concord to Chester and thence to Pembroke and thence to Con- 
way; by his third wife, the widow Abigail (Goodhue) Ambrose, had 
ch. Jonathan Ambrose, m. Lydia Merrill; by his fourth wife, the 
widow Elizabeth (Abbot) Cummings, he had ch. John^ m. Mary 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 


Southgate Boyd; Benjamin a lawyer, died at Salem -unmarried. 
Thomas Merrill died in the fall of 1789, aged 65. 

JoHN^ Merrill, M. D., by his wife Mary SouthgateBoyd had ch. 
Isabella; Charles Benjamin^; John M. D.; Mary. 

Charles Benjamin^ Merrill, b. 14 April, 1827, m. 24 Sept., 1856, 
Abba Isabella Little, daughter of Josiah Stover and Abba (Cham- 
berlain) Little, and had by her eight children, of whom three 
survive: Isabella L.; Charles P.; John F. A. 

182 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



"In the name of God, Amen. I, James Merrill of the Town of 
Falmouth in the County of York in His Majesty's Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay in New England, Gent. &c." 

I give and bequeath unto my wife, Mary Merrill one third part of 
all my real estate during her natural life and the household goods 
to dispose of, as she pleases. 

2. I give unto my four grandchildren, the children of my son 
Israel Merrill deceased, viz; Israel, Abia, Nicholas, and Levi, fifty 
acres of land which I purchased of Brigadier Waldo, which fifty 
acres of land is to be on the upper side of the land next towards 
Presumpscot Falls: it is to extend the whole length of the land, 
which land is to be theirs at the age of twenty one years and not 

3. I give unto my son Humphrey Merrill ten shillings he having 
received a considerable already. 

4. I give unto my daughter Rebecca C ten shillings she having 
received a considerable already. 

5. I give unto my daughter Priscilla Merrill ten shillings she 
having received a considerable already. 

6. I give unto my son Adams Merrill, and his heirs and assigns 
forever two thirds of all the real and personal estate excepting the 
household goods already mentioned immediately after my decease 
and I give unto my son Adams the other third part immediately 
after the decease of his mother above named, that is all the Estate 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 183 

that I have, excepting the fifty that is already disposed of, and 
what will be hereafter mentioned. 

7. I give unto my son James Merrill, the remaining part of the 
land, I purchased of the above said Waldo, to be & to remain to 
him and his heirs, assigns forever, this being the lower side of the 
land, and to extend the whole length of said lot, the said James pay- 
ing thirteen pounds six shillings & eight pence. 

8. I give unto my son Joshua Merrill his heirs & assigns fifty 
acres of land out of the place that I now live on when he and my 
Executor shall agree, he, the said Joshua paying twenty six pounds, 
thirteen shillings and four pence. 

9. I give unto my daughter Mary Noyes, six pounds, thirteen 
shillings and four pence, she having received considerable already, 

10. I give unto my daughter Dorothy Merrill, twenty pounds. 

11. I give unto my daughter Susanna Merrill, twenty pounds. 

12. I give unto my son Silas Merrill forty pounds. 

And my will is, and I do hereby nominate, constitute & appoint 
my son Adams Merrill to be the Executor of this my will — to 
receive all my debts, and pay all my debts, legacies & funerall 
charges & I do ratify & confirm this, and no other to be my 
last Will and intention in witness and confirmation that I, the 
above named James Merrill have set my hand and seal the sixth 
day of April in the twenty sixth year of the reign of our Sover- 
eign Lord, George the Second by the grace of God of Great 
Britain, France & Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, Anno 
Domini, 1753. Signed and sealed by the above named James Mer- 
rill to be his last Will and Testiment. 

184 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Falmouth, Me., Feb. 17, 1885. 

The foregoing is a copy of the original Will made by Reuben 
Merrill,^ Esq., Oct. 20, 1859, the said Reuben stating to me that 
the original will is or was in the possession of his brother Samuel 
who moved from here to the West, many years ago. 

The above Reuben is a great grandson of the said James who 
made the will, and this James was born in Newbury, Mass., Jan. 27, 
1689, moved to Stratham, N. H., thence to Falmouth, Me., in 1739, 
where he died in 1770. This James was a son of Abel, who was 
a son of Nathaniel who came from England among the first settlers 
of Newbury, Mass., in 1635. 

Wm. Plaisted Merrill. 

^ Reuben Merrill was born in Falmouth, Me., Oct. 27, 1795, married Frances Pope of Sandwich, 
Mass., March 14, 1819; she was born Dec. 14, 1796. They are both living (18S6) in Falmouth a 
short distance from the house in which he was born, which is still standing in good condition. 


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Sept. 7, 


Oct. 16, 


Nov. 23, 

Jan. 22, 


Apr. 16, 


May 28, 

June 25, 

Oct. 29, 

Nov. I, 


Dec. 30, 

May 12, 


June 3, 

Sept. 9, 

Oct. 10, 

Nov. 4, 


Jan. 27, 


Feb. 24, 

Mar. 26, 


\_Continued from page loy.] 
David Gammon and Molly Dean, he of Gorham. 
Nathaniel Hatch and Elizabeth Hatch, he of Gorham. 
Ephraim Crockett and Rebecca Stanford. 
John Morton and Susannah Dyer, he of Gorham. 
John Mitchell and Mehitable Robinson, he of Wells. 
William Roberts and Susannah Randall. 
Richard Longley and Hannah Yeaton. 
Nathaniel Garish and Sarah Marriner, he of Royalsbgh. 
Dominicus Jordan and Mary Gushing. 
John Fowler and Mary Webster. 
Solomon Jordan and Sarah Staples. 
John Blair and Jenny Miller, he of Falmouth. 
John Emery and Rachel Cobb. 
John Hanscomb and Jane McKenney. 
John Skillings and Rebecca Sawyer. 
John Marriner and Eunice Strout. 
Lieut. Benj. Jordan and Abigail Pebbles. 
Jedediah Cobb and Abigail Jordan. 
Thomas Cummings jr. and Rachel Jackson, 
Seth Libby and Lydia Jordan, he of Scarboro. 
William Mitchell and Jane Jackson, he of Scarboro. 
Ezekiel Gushing jr. and Bathsheba Emery, he of Falmouth. 
Solomon Sawyer jr and Phebe Strout, he of Gorham. 
Joseph York and Margaret Roberts, he of Royalstown. 
John Mars and Sarah Jordan, he of Scarboro. 
Mark Dyer and Martha Dyer. 
James Wagg and Dorcas Strout. 
Alex'r McLellan and Elizabeth Doughty. 

186 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

John Gushing and Phebe Parker. 

Zebulon Fickett and Sarah Fickett. 

Samuel Roberts and Hannah Small. 

Nathaniel Randall and Abigail Winter. 

Caleb Dyer and Mary Randall. 

Nathl Cash and Lucy Strout, he of Ossipee. 

Edward Weston and Esther Warren, he of Scarboro. 

Capt. Agreen Crabtree and Mary Dyer, he of Falmouth. 

William Green jr. and Susannah Stanford, he of Falmouth. 

William Maxwell and Sarah Bragdon. 

William Bickford and Eunice Jordan. 

Isaac Cobb and Deborah Loveitt. 

Jeremiah Jordan 3d and Hannah Marrs, 

Francis Webster and Sarah Hatch. 

Samuel Robinson and Elizabeth Emery. 

David Hasty and Susannah Jordan, he of Scarboro. 

Samuel (Gates) and Bethiah Small. 

Austin Alden and Hannah Battle, he of Gorham. 

Joseph Webber and Elizabeth Strout. 

John B. Miller and Betsey Brown, he of Brownfield. 

Edmund Hagen and Phebe Gushing, he of Scar. (Higgins). 

Isaac Dyer jr. and Mary Watson. 

John Proctor and Mary Sawyer. 

Ephraim Dyer jr. and Hannah Thorndike. 

John Jordan 3d and Lucy Jordan. 

Clement Jordan Esq. and Sarah Wentworth. 

Jacob Sawyer and Sarah Hatch. 

John Johnson 3d and Eleanor Trickey, he of Falmouth. 

Capt Lemuel Dyer and Sarah Jones. 

Joseph Brown and Mary Stanford, he of Scarboro. 

John McCaffery and Elizabeth Thorndike. 

John Surline and Peggy Strout, he of Falmouth. 

George Strout jr. and Ruth Strout. 

Henry Carver and Mary Dyer. 

Daniel Brooks and Susanna Dunn, he of Falmouth. 

Jacob York and Edey Moody, he of Pearsontown. 















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John Cummings and Lydia Jones. 
Thomas Simonton and Mary Hatch. 
Noah Jordan jr. and Deborah Jordan. 
Capt George Strout and Ruth Horton. 
Josiah Alden and Sarah Robinson, he of Gorham. 
Josiah Wallace and Sarah Roberts. 
James Joseling and Elizabeth Dyer, he of Lewiston. 
William Fickett and Abigail Fickett. 
Job Mitchell and Sarah Stanford, he of Scarboro. 
Samuel Sawyer and Abigail Dyer. 
Ephraim Sawyer and Hannah Sawyer. 
Lieut. Wm. McKenney and Miriam Jordan. 
John Stanford and Elizabeth McCafrey. 
Ephraim Nason and Eleanor Dam. 

Nathaniel Abbott and Elizabeth Gammon, he of Falmouth. 
Edward Hains and Isabel Simonton. 
William Huston and Rebecca Horton, he of Falmouth. 
Solomon Larrabee and Lucy Dunn, he of Scarboro. 
Nathaniel Jordan 4th and Dorothy Jordan. 
Jonah Austin and Sarah Fairbanks, he of Falmouth. 
Nathaniel Jordan 3d and Joanna Sawyer. 
' William Gent and Elizabeth Brown. 
James Jordan jr. and Elizabeth McKenney. 
James Noyes and Molly Barton, he of Falmouth. 
Jabez Dyer and Hannah Jordan. 
John Short and Sarah Strout. 

William Maxwell and Isabel Webster, he of Falmouth. 
Barzillai Dillene and Hannah Dyer. 
Loring Gushing and Lidia Stanford. 
Jonathan Stone and Elizabeth Webster. 
Abraham Jordan and Sarah Jackson. 
Elijah Ward and Mary Flarrington, he of Falmouth. 
James Turner and Isabel Ranes. 
Isaac Jordan and Eunice McDaniel. 
Ephraim Sawyer and Phebe Dyer. 

Clement Fennel and Esther Kinningham, he of Falmouth. 

188 Maiiie Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

David Munro and Susanna Millitt. 

Lieut. Ebenezer Simonton and Elizabeth Maxwell. 

Joshua Elder and Joanna Roberts. 

William McKenney and Mary Jordan. 

Capt. Gary McLellan and Mary Strout, he of Gorham, she dau. 

of Ghristopher and widow of Joseph Parker. 
Ghristopher Davis and Sarah Sawyer. 
James Miller jr. and Mary Robinson. 
Giles VVillard and Dorcas Strout. 
Ezekiel Dyer and Betsey Dyer. 
William Strout and Mary Sawyer. 

Stephen Curtis and Martha Gurtis, he of Prouts Gore. 
Benjamin Mitchell and Rachel Fogg. 
Gapt. Jeremiah Hagerty and Jenny Blair, he of Salem. 
John White Wallis and Elizabeth Webber. 
Isaac Royal and Deborah Dyer, he of No. Yarmouth. 
Samuel Dyer jr. and Peggy Eady. 
Jeremiah Gushing and Mehitable Emery. 
Gapt. William Webb and Joanna Jordan, he of Falmouth. 
James Webster and Susanna Glark. 
Azor Roundy and Lydia Thorndike, he of Beverly. 
William Allen and Susanna Gammon, he of Falmouth. 
William Plumer and Abigail Jordan. 
Ebenezer Jordan and Sarah McKenney. 
Joseph York and Anne Randall. 
Israel Dyer and Mary Robinson. 
George Webster and Abigail Small. 
Thomas Simonton and Mary Alden. 
Ephraim Roberts and Elizabeth Willis. 
Benj. Moody jr. and Sarah Richards, he of Falmouth. 
Thomas Flint and Sarah Dyer. 
Joseph Sawyer jr. and Sarah Dyer. 

Richard Hunnewcll and Anne Wescott, he of Scarboro. 
John (}recn and Flannah Skillings. 
David Miller and Elizabeth Miller. 
Robert Thompson and Bersheba Thorndike. 

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Dec. 19, 

Jan. 23, 



Feb. 14, 

Mar. 10, 


Apr. 19, 


May 4, 


Sept. 4, 

Nov. 3, 

Dec. 22, 

Jan. 12, 


Feb. 9, 

Mar. 2, 

May 21, 

June 15, 


J^iiy 3i 

Aug- 3, 
Sept. 24, 

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Joshua Robinson jr. and Mary Jordan. 

John Skillings Libby and Rhoda Cummings, he of Scar. 

James Babb and Sarah Strout. 

Capt. Ephraim Dyer and Sarah Stanford. 

James Welch and Susannah Deake. 

Wm. Wentworth Pebbles and Hannah Mitchell. 

Jonathan Gammon and Lydia Millett, he of Gorham. 

Secomb Jordan and Sarah Robinson. 

Thomas Harrow and Rachel Millett. 

Christopher Stanford and Katherine Newcomb. 

Joshua Miller and Anna Simonton. 

William Morton and Lydia Strout, he of Gorham. 

David Alden jr. and Mary Small. 

Daniel Robinson and Anna Jordan. 

Jonathan Ficket jr. and Lydia Cox, he of Falmouth. 

Mark Rideout and Mary Gammon, he of Brunswick. 

Thos. Gushing Strout and Sarah Sawyer. 

Thomas Rand and Abigail Dyer. 

George Leach and Katherine Wheeler. 

Daniel Davis and Elizabeth Simonton. 

Richard Mitchell and Eleanor Webster. 

Jethro Libby jr. and Letis Wescott, he of Scarboro. 

Isaac Turner and Molly Hanscom, he of Royalsboro. 

Wilmot Wass 3d and Wealthy Dyer. 

Robert Plumer and Ruth Hatch. 

Samuel Robinson jr. and Katherine Clark. 

Capt Jacob Small and Sarah York, he of Ossipee. 

Edmund March and Jane Green Woodbur}^, he of Falmouth. 

Ebenezer Doan jr. and Iranna Millett. 

Benjamin Thomas and Molly Nason, he of Falmouth. 

Jacob Bradbury esq., and Katherine Morris, he of Buxton. 

Capt. Benjamin Randall and Sarah Jones. 

Jacob Waterhouse jr. and Lydia Small. 

William Collomore and Hannah Brown. 

Benj. Small and Anna Small. 

London and Anna (Negros). 


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Capt. Reuben Sawyer and Deborah Small. 

Charles McKenney and Lurana Richards. 

Foster Went worth and Katherine Jordan. 

John Sweetsir and Hannah Wescott, he of Portland*. 

Daniel Flanscom and Mary Dam, he of Scarboro. 

Jesse Willard and Mary Dyer. 

Ephraim Gent and Sarah Strout. 

John Weman Jordan and Margaret Pebbles. 

Elisha Jordan and Mary Armstrong. 

John Fogg and Rachel McKenney. 

Capt. Matthew Simonton and Mary Jordan. 

James Small and Peggy Dyer, he of Raymondtown. 

Joshua Gammon and Joanna Dyer. 

Edward Small jr. and Sarah Small. 

William Dyer and Thankful Higgins. 

Isaac Small and Susanna Sawyer. 

Isaac Fickett and Mary Dyer. 

John Richards and Abigail Dyer. 

Vincent Roberts and Sarah Sawyer. 

Edward Webb and Sarah Thorndike. 

Joshua Woodbury Stanford and Sarah Webb (Should be Samuel 

W. Stanford). 
John Brown and Rachel Bailey, he of Scarboro. 
Capt. Jabez Dyer and Lydia Leach. 
Henry Dyer jr. and Catherine Stanford. 
Samuel Crockett and Abigail Skillin. 
Moral oordan and Anna Jordan. 
Walter Simonton and Lucy Sawyer. 
Thomas Delane and Abigail Marriner, 
Capt. Joshua Dunn and Rebecca Jones, he of Gorham. 
Elisha Ikown and Hannah ]3attle Cash. 
(Miarles Pebbles and Anna Mitchell. 
Daniel Collins and Ruth Maxwell. 
P)Oston Jackson and Ilagcr George, he of Scarboro. 
Thomas Brown and Mary Strout. 
Enoch Jordan and Elizabeth McDaniel. 

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Dec. 16, 

Jan. 27, 


Feb. 7, 

Mar. 21, 


Apr. 4, 

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Levi Dyer and Elizabeth Starbird, he of Gorham. 

Ezekiel Dyer and Susanna Simonton. 

Benj. Thorndike and Priscilla Woodbur}^ 

Gilbert Strout and Mary Horton, he of Ossipee. 

George Fernall and Sarah Short. 

Randall Johnston and Miriam Skillings, he of Falmouth. 

Samuell Fickett and Hannah Dyer. 

Jonah Stanford and Catherine Webster. 

George Trundy and Christian Thorndike. 

Nathaniel Freeman and Isabel Dyer. 

John Alden and Mehitable Webb. 

Mathew Jordan and Eleanor Lord. 

Charles Staples and Prudence Small. 

Thomas Johnson and Eunice Skillings, he of Falmouth. 

Daniel Braman and Catherine Maxwell. 

Edward Skillings and Susanna Trickey, he of Scarboro. 

John Simonton and Iranna Woodbury. 

Reuben Morton and Mercy Dyer, he of Gorham. 

James Maxwell and Jenny McKenney, 

John Libby and Phebe Jordan, he of Limington„ 

Patrick Roach and Polly Mayo, he of Portland. 

William Ray and Abigail Thomas. 

Joseph Clark and Patte Sawyer. 

William Babb and Elizabeth Wescott. 

Thomas Skelton and Miriam Mitchell. 

Elisha Strout and Lucy Dyer. 

Nathaniel Jordan 4th and Mary Jordan. 

William Tobey and Elizabeth Dyer. 

Richard Done and Mary Randall. 

Edward Skilling Libby and Sarah Dunn. 

Jacob Stanford and Sarah Thomas. 

Samuel Scolly Wentworth and Hepzebeth Hanscom. 

Joshua Robinson and Catherine Maxwell. 

William Thomas and Eunice Robinson. 

John Henderson and Barsheba Alden. 

Thomas Pennell Sawyer and Masey Cobb. 

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William Jordan and Sarah Beal. 

Nathaniel Dyer jr. and Abigail Higgins. 

John Prout and Abigail Jordan, he of Scarboro. 

Isaac Blake and Patience Sawyer, he of New Gloucester. 

William Higgins and Catherine Thorndike. 

Stephen Kelly and Jerusha Dyer, he of Portland. 

Barzillai Delano and Hannah Marriner. 

John Brown and Rachel Sawyer. 

Benjamin Dyer and Elizabeth Armstrong, he of Brunswick. 

Capt Ebenezer Webster and Deborah Elder. 

Silvanus Higgins and Betsey Small. 

Braddock Palmer and Elizabeth Libby. 

Theophilus Simonton Thomas and Eliz Stanford. 

Jonathan Mitchell jr. and Sarah Robinson. 

Robert Mitchell and Lydia Wheeler. 

Broadstreet Bordman and Thankful Sawyer. 

Capt Bildad Arnold and Sarah Jordan, he of New Gloucester. 

Heart Peake and Polly Thomas. 

William Graham and Anna Simonton. 

John Strout 3d and Rebecca Strout, he of Limington. 

Eleazer Higgins and Susannah Dyer. 

Capt. Israel Jordan and Hannah Deake, he of Thomaston. 

Joseph Gammon and Abigail Small. 

Samuel Wright and Mary Miller. 

Joseph Strout and Isabel Fickett, he of Naraguagus. 

Benjamin Fickett and Sarah Stanford. 

Theophilus Dyer and Hannah Miller. 

Joshua Jordan and Abigail Jordan, he of Bowdoin. 

Edsel Bates and Rachel Hurst, he of No. Yarmouth. 

John Yeaton jr. and Deborah Waterhouse, he of Steuben. 

Nathaniel Shillings and Deborah Roberts. 

John Richardson and Lydia Libby, he of Falmouth. 

Lemuel Cobb and Abigail Strout. 

Timothy Jordan and Jenny Hegerty. 

Joseph Parker and Christian Woodbury. 

John Brooks jr. and Anna Wheeler, he of Falmouth. 


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Nov. I, Richard Strout and Ruth Strout, he of Limington. 

ID, Asa Shaw and Phebe Sawyer, he of Portland. 

Elias Staten and Keziah Atwood, he of Durham. 
Joseph Rannall and Hannah Small. 

Ezekiel Gushing and Thankful Woodbury, he of Portland. 
Stephen Robinson and Catherine Sawyer. 
Richard Crockett and Elizabeth Magenry, she of Portland. 
Joseph Dilane and Eunice Miller. 
Jonathan Jordan jr. and Abigail McKenny. 
Asa York and Mary Reves. 

David Allen and Lydia Elwell, she of Gloucester. 
John Hunt and Betsey McCreight. 
John Jones jr. and Lydia Wescott, he of Scarboro. 
Joshua Woodbury and Peggy Strout. 
Nathan Ward and Isabella Jordan, he of Gorham. 
Ebenezer Dyer and Bully Richards (Beulah ?) 
James Strout and Anna Cobb. 





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OBERT ANDREWS— His will. "The i of March 1643 
In ye name of God Amen I Robert Andrews of Ipswich 
[ in New England being of a perfect understanding & mem- 
ory doe make this my last will & testiment 

Imprimis, I commend my soul into the hands of my merciful 
Creator & Redeemer and I doe commit my body after my depar- 
ture out of this world to be buryed in seemly manner by my 
friends &c 

Concerning my estate Imprimis I doe make my Eldest son John 
Andrews my Executor. 

Item I give unto my wife Elizabeth Andrews forty pounds & to 
John Griffin the son of Humfrey Griffin sixteen pounds to be paid 
unto him when he shall be twenty one years & if he shall dy before 
he comes to that age it shall return to my two sonnes John & 
Thomas Andrews. 

Item concerning my son Thomas Andrews my will is that he 
shall live with his brother John Andrews 3 years two of which he 
shall be helpful to his brother John Andrews in his husbandry and 
the last of the 3 years he shall go to school to recover his learning 
& if he shall go to the university, or shall set himself upon some 
other way of living his brother John shall allow^ him ten pounds 
by the yeer for four yeers & then fifteen pound by the year for 
two yeers succeeding after 

Item concerning the fourscore pounds which is to be paid unto 
my son in law P^ranklyn's daughter, Elizabeth Franklyn, my grand- 
child my will is that if she dy before the debt is due it shall 

Mame Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 195 

be thus disposed of, ten pounds of it shall go to my son Daniel 
Hovey's child Daniel Hovey my grandchild, and the other seventy 
pounds shall be divided between my two sonnes John and Thomas 
Andrews & if those my two sonns should dy, then thirty pounds of 
it should be divided between my 3 kinsmen John Thomas & Robert 
Burnam by equal portions & twenty more should go to Humfrey 
Griffins two other sonns & the other twenty shall go to Daniel 

And because my son John Andrews is yet under age, I doe com- 
mend him unto Thomas Howlett as his oruardian until he shall 


come of age 

Witnesses hereof " The marke 

William Wright 

John Whipple 

Thomas Scott 

Joseph metcalfe 

This will was proved in ye court held at Ipswich 26^^^ of ye first 
Month 1644 

of Robert 


Agreed between Robert Andrews of Ipswich & William Frank- 
lyn of Boston 

I that the said Robert Andrews doth acknowledge the full 
summe of ^40 part of the portion of Alice late wife of W"^ Frank- 
lyn to be due from him & his heyres to the said William Franklyn 
his son in law 

3 The said William Franklyn [doth acknowledge] is to leave 
this ^40 in the hands of Robert Andrews his father in law untill 
Elizabeth Franklyn, his daughter by Alice aforesaid now deceased, 
have accomplished the full age of 18 years if shee continue unmar- 
ryed if she be marryed with consent of her parents or those that 

196 Maine Historical and Genealogical Reco7^dei\ 

shall be orderly substituted in their roome then this ^40 to be 
made ^80 & shall be paid her so soon as she shall have accom- 
plished the full age of 17 years if so marryed or of 18 years though 

4 That in case the sayd Elizabeth shall dy before the time foreset, 
whereat this portion shall be due & to be paid unto her, then this 
full sum of ^80 is to be paid by Robert Andrews & his heirs to 
William Franklyn & his heirs at the time whereto, if she had lived 
she had accomplished the full age of 18 years compleat 

5 That in case Robert Andrews should survive William Frank- 
lyn then Elizabeth to be committed as concerning her education 
into the care & power of her grandfather Robert Andrews who 
yet is desired by William Franklyn y^ as farre as he shall see it 
conducing to the good of the child, he woold have special respect 
to his present wife Phebe Franklyn herein if she continuing 
desirous y^ his daughter Elizabeth should live with her, but this 
motion is so to be understood y^ power is left to the said Robert 
Andrews concerning the childs education in the case 

Ipswich Apr 2 1641 In witness whereof we 

In the presence of have subscribed according 

John Norton to the date hereof 

The mark ~~ of Rob. Andrews 
Will Franklin 
Memorandum that the within named John Norton the 22^ day of 
(8 ber) 1647 ^^^ testify & swear that the writing within mentioned 
was drawn by himself (with the enterlining and that in the 
margcnt) according to the agreement of the parties within men- 
tioned & that it was subscribed by them both (as he verily believes) 
seeing he hath subscril^ed liis name as a witness there. 

Taken upon oath in perpetuam rei memorian before us 

John Winthrop, Gov. 
John Winthrop, Jr. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 197 

This witnesses that I George May doe (with consent of my wife) 
assigne to Thomas Andrews whatsoever remains due to mee upon 
the agreement betwixt her grand father Robert Andrews & her 
father Wilham Franklyn April 2 1641 & give him full power to de- 
mand & recover the same 

jQth gth J 552 Witness my hand 

Witnesses George May 

John Ratcliffe 
Alice Ratcliffe 

Corporal John Andrews died intestate & the Inv. of his estate- 
taken May 23 1662 by John Dowlittell John Hathorne & Andrew 
mansfield ^i 1 16.184. Estates debter ^758.11.0 The real estate, 
consisting of 

One dwellinghouse Two barnes a bake house 

An Orchard 

Farm one hundred acres of upland & meadow 
Sworn to by Mr Thomas Andrews (ye 274 '62) the Adm^ The 
value of the crop &c refered to the court next at Ipswich who is to 
order the same partly because the farm is mortgaged and partly be- 
cause of the failing of the crops by reason of the present drought 
And the said adm^ have liberty to further perfect the Inventory, 
and bring it in to the next court at Ipswich, and further more is 
ordered to take care and provide for the widow and children out of 
the said estate until the said court held at Ipswich. 

Robert Andrews of Rowley Village made his will May 16, 1668 
proved 15 ^°^ 1668 in which mentions "wife"^ & "seven grand- 
children" who were under 14 years of age but gives no names of 
wife or gr children — wife to be ex^ of the will. 

^ We find by a record that her name was Grase (see will of Grace Andrews.) 

198 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Children : 
Thomas eldest son to have the house & 9 score acres & that land bo't of Z. Gould 
only his beloved wife was to occupy a part during life. 

Robert to have 8 score acres on Pie brook extending to the clay pits &c 

Mary wife of Isaac Cummings 

Eliz*^ wife of Sanil Simonds 

Hannah Peabody 

John under 21 yrs of age who was to have the "seller lot" &c 

Joseph to have land in topsfield bought of John Wildes sen^' 

Rebecca Andrews 

Sarah Andrews 

Ruth Andrews the youngest three daughters & under 21 yrs. 

Robert Andrews of Topsfield an app^ of estate of Andrew 
Creek Sept 17 1658 J. c. i : 287 

Thomas Andrews of Ipswich received a legacy in the will of 
John Ward of that place Dec 28 1652 "Item, my books, I doe 
give to Thomas Andrews of Ips^ & allso my chiringery chest & all 
that is now in it" J c i : 241 

Widow Andrews was a leo-atee in will of Huo-h Churchman of 
Lynn 4. 4^^"^ mo 1640 • '1:9 

John Andrews of Ips. m a dau. of Stephen Jordan & we give 
his will: 

The last will and tcstiment of Stephen Jordan of Newbury in 
the county of Essex written this fifth of April one thousand six 
hundred and sixty seven having through God's grace perfect sense 
& memory. 

First I commend my soule to God, that gave it & my body to 
the earth in assured hope of the resurrection of the just & for what 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 199 

estate the Lord hath given me I dispose as followeth First I give 
to my daughter Cross fifteen pounds which is in her husbands 
hands ah'eady 

Also I give to my daughter Andrews of Ipswich fifteen pounds 
which is in her husbands ah'eady, for my house & land in Newbury 
I give it to my wife during her naturall life & after her decease I 
give it to Stephen Cross, the son of Robert Cross of Ipswich my 
son in law. Two cows I give to my wife halfe my household goods 
I give also to my wife & the other halfe to my two sonns Robert 
Cross & John Andrews equally divided my will is that Stephen 
Cross shall give to his kinswoman & my grand child Elizabeth An- 
drews out of the land above given unto him the sum of ^5 

In the presence of us whose Signed with my hand this 5 Apr: 1667 
names are under written Stephen Jordan 

Susan Wheeler & a mark and a mark 

Mary Poore & a mark 

The will allowed to be a will wanting an executor the court 
ordered that the estate be left in the widdows hands for her com- 
fortable subsistance during her life. In court held at Ipswich the 
29 of Mar. 1670 

As attest Robert Lord clerk 

An Inventory of the lands goods & chattels of Stephen Jordan 
who deceased this life Feb 8 1669-70 taken by us, whose names 
are underwritten 

Imprimis the house and 8 acres of barren land £\\ cos od 

One old cow & a small cow cSe: 2 yearlings heifer 9 00 o 

One cow came from Ipswich £\ Foure swine ^i los 5100 

* =^ * 
John Merrill 

* # * * 
Wm. Sawyer 

Anthony Somerby 

* * =^ 

^39 4S 6d 

Wm. Piljlsbury 

Debts which he owett 916 6 
Jc I 708 

200 Alaine Historical and Gencalocrical Recoj^de?^. 



|T WELLS, 2 1 March, 1664-5. Wee whose names are 
here vnderwritten, do own & acknowledg our selues to bee 
Indebted vnto Mr : Fran : Morgan for our expences In 
those transactions about Esq^ Gorges Commission, the last fall the 
full some of three pounds nine shillings & yd a peece, W'^h Wee 
promise to satisfy vnto him, & Wee do also find that Mr : Fran : 
Rayns, Mr Jos: Booles, Mr Robert Cutt & Mr. Withees, are 
aequally Indebted the Just valew of S-Q-yd a peece, vpon the same 
AccopS w^h they are to pay vnto the sd Morgan, as Witness our 
hands this 23 of June 1665 : 

Henery Jocleyn 
Robert Jordan 
John Archdale 
Fran: Champnoone 


(Court Records.) 

William Palmer, of Kittery, recites in a deed 1669, that William 
King, late of Portsmouth, had married his daughter Sarah Palmer. 

(York Reg., II, 324.) 

Thomas Withers, of Kittery, recites in a deed 25 Apr., 1671, 
that his daughter Sarah Withees intends marriage with John Shap- 
leigh. (Td. it, 339.) 

Nicholas Hodgden and wife depose, 18 Apr., 1670, that Thomas 
Spencer, 15 or 16 years age, giving one half of his one half of the 
mill and tymber at Ouamphegon unto Daniell Goodin for his 
Dafters portion, Nicholas Hodgden and his wife replied and said 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 201 

Neighbour Spencer I wish you well to cousedar what .you doe for 
you had many children and every on would have a littell & you 
cannot give every one such a portion &.he answered & said that 
she was the Eldest Dafter & he had done y^ — & farther saith not. 
[v. Recorder, II, 4, 261, 262.] (id. 11, 140.) 

3 July, 1669. John Moses, of Portsmouth, conveys to my two 
sons-in-law, Joseph Waker and Thomas Crebar, the 100 acres in 
Casco Bay given me by Cleaves & Tucker, 16 April, 1646. 

(Id. II, 209.) 

13 June, 1683. Ann Geffrey, formerly wife of Thomas Crockett, 
now wife of Dygory Jefferys of Kittery. (York Reg., iv, i.) 

John Smyth Senior, and wife Mary of Cape Nuttacke, convey 
land which fell to said Mary by the death of her natural father 
George ffarrow, in Wells. (id. iv, 5.) 

John Smyth jr., to his father's late wife Mary. (id. iv, 78.) 

1674. John Smyth sen., in a deed to his son John Smyth jr., 
calls his former wife Joane the mother of his son. [Her family 
name was Wouton or Walton.] (id. iv, 19.) 

23 Nov., 1674. Martha wife of Nathan Lowd and daughter of 
Isaac and Margery Nash. (id. iv, 6.) 

1684. y^ widow Ladbrooke formerly the relict of Robert Booth 
[of Saco.] (Id. IV, 45.) 

Shows that her name was Deborah, and her second husband's 
name was Thomas. (id. iii, 108.) 

9 July, 1666. James Dixon being my father William Dixons 
lawful heir give to my brother John Brown my whole right &c. of 
my father's will (if I do not return from sea) he to pay ^5 to my 
cousin Dorothy Moore. (id. iv, 47.) 

202 Maine Historical and Genealos^ical Recorder. 

2 June, 1684. Gowen Willson recites that Andrew Haley of 
Spruce Creek had married his daughter Deborah. (id. iv, 88.) 

1696. Samuel King and Sarah King of Kittery call William 
King "father," and William Palmer "grandfather." 

(York Reg., IV, 89.) 

Rfxitals that Richard King married Mary; and that John Lary 
married Sarah, who were daughters of George Litten late of Kittery. 

(Id. IV, 138.) 

William Hooke now (1638) governor of Agamenticus, recites 
in a deed that Jane daughter of Walter Norton Lieutenant Colonel, 
sometime a Patentee of this Plarnation, had heretofore married 
Henry Simson of Agamenticus. id. vi, 74.) 

16 June, 1688. Jane Simpson alias Bond of York, calling her- 
self sole and only heir of my father Capt Walter Norton, conveys 
all her land at York to her son Henry Simpson. (id.) 

4 Feb., 1728-9. Sarah Gere of Portsmouth, widow, for love and 
affection conveys to her son Samuel Gere of Kittery and her son- 
in-law John Abbit of Portsmouth in equal halves a dw^elling house 
and 13 acres of land granted by the Selectmen of Kittery to 
Richard Abbet 13 June, 1659; by him sold to Walter Abbet ; 
from him descended to his dauo-hter Sarah Wills ; from her de- 
scendcd to me. (id. 12, 368.) 

1683. John Phillips deposes that he had heard Robert Corbin 
of Casco often call and own Clement Corbin of Muddy River to be 
his cousin, [v. Recorder, H, 130.] (Voik Reg., s, 167.) 

1669. Abraham Corbett, of Kittery, (afterwards, in 1672, calling 

himself, "of Sheepscot River, Distiller") conveys land to Henry 

Greenland & Capt. Walter Barefoote, in trust for his wife Alice 

and their three children, viz: John, Elizabeth and Alice. 

(Id. II, 236.) 

Maine Historical a^id Genealogical Recorder, 203 

1670. John Loverell with consent of his father in law Ezekiell 
Knight and his own mother Ester Knights, formerly Loverell, is 
bound as apprentice to Abra. Tilton for 1 2 years. (id. 11, 264.) 

James Gibbines calls Robert Haywood, now (1662) residing in 
Barbadoes, "my brother in law" and by his order conveys part of 
the Goose fair lands. 

[They had each married a daughter of Thomas Lewis of Saco. 
V. Recorder, III, 57.] (id. 11, 8.) 

1693-4. Heirs of Widow More — William, Elinor Rogers, John, 
Robert, Thomas, Elizabeth Trafton, Sarah Spiller, Ann, Mary. 

(York Prob. Off.) 

At York, June 28*^ 1682. "In reference unto the Administra- 
tion formerly^ Granted to Cap^ Fran. Champernown of that Estate 
of Lands in Prouince of Mayne in N. E. belonging & appertayning 
to his father Arther Champernoown Esq'" formerly deceased, & 
w^as the law admitts of no Administration to make Sale of lands 
without some speciall order from authority, the premises considered 
this Court Impowreth sd Champernoown to order make Contracts 
or dispose of his lands so fare as the laws of this prouince will admitt 
for his own future benefitt & advantage." (Court Records, iv, 8.) 

2 2 Cec. 1682. "Capt. Francis Champernoown in behalf of his 
wife unto whom by will one John Hill hath bequeathed his estate 
prays confirmation thereof." (id.) 

29 May 1683. "Samuel Shrimpson, of Boston, Plff. vs. Francis 
Champernown Esq. who married y^ relict & Executrix of Mr. 
Robert Cutt deceased and Richard Cutts said Robert's son joint 
Executors." (id.) 

^ Administration granted 12 April 16S2. 


204 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

28 June 1682. "Administration granted to Taddeous Clarke of 
the Estate in Mis Elizabeth Harvys^ hands which was the Estate 
of her sonn Nath^^ Mitton deceased w^of sd Clark is to bring in a 
true Inventory to y^ next Court & to administer according to Law, 
pruided no administration formerly was granted." (id.) 

1684. "Taddeous Clark Plff Assigne to Mis Elizabeth Harvy 
Contra Walter Gyndall Admr to Estate of the late Thomas Brack- 
ett deceased Jury find for the Plaintiff the forfeiture of the bond 
^100 sterling & costs of Court 01 09 00 

Execution granted May 29 1684." (id.) 

1732. Tyler vs. BuRNUM. 

Robt. Edgcome, aged ']2i, deposes, 27 Mch. 1729, that he lived at 
Scarborough about 50 years past and well knew Elenor Bayley; 
and that after her husband Bayley dyed she married Gyles Barge. 

[She is called elsewhere " Elinor Jackson." James Tyler of Scarborough and Arundel was her 

1 731. MiLLiKEN VS. Seaver, Foss & als. 

Tobias Oakman, deposes, 22 July 1730, that he was born at 
Scarborough 64 years ago; and was 24 years of age when he first 
left Scarborough. 

1694. John Penewell in a deposition calls "Joan Andrews alias 

1688, I2*^ 10 m. Rachell Pendley, Adm'x of est. of Sampson 
Pendley of Falmouth. 

13 March, 1688-9. John Wattson admitted an Attorney. 

['George Cleeve's daughter, widow of Michael Mitton and married 2"'i, undoubtedly, Peter 
Harvy, who in 1662 witnessed her deed to her son-in-law and daughter Thaddeus & Eliza (Mitton) 
Clark. She married Harvy before 1671. [v. R. 6.] ] 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 205 

1686. Robert Ellett Adm'r of Nathan Bedford, dec'd, of Scar- 

1686. Edward Sergent Licensed to keep a house of intertaln- 
ment & RetayHng all sorts of Liquors for the Town of Saco. 

Silvanus Davis, do. do. at Falmouth. 

Nath^ Fryer, do. do. "without doors" at Kittery and Cape Eliza- 

Francis Smale Senjor aged iiuety six yeares or y^ about, testify- 
eth & sayeth. 

That being in Company with Major Nicholas Shapleigh within 
foure or fine years before his decease, I this Deponent did then 
heare the aboue written Nicho. Shapleigh say that he had brought 
his Cosson John Shapleigh from his mother in England, & 
promised her, y^ If hee had no child of his own, that John 
Shapleigh should be the heyre to his whoole Estate, & If hee 
should have any children of his own y^ John Shapleigh aforesd, 
should have as good a share in his estate as any of them & y^ hee 
should haue halfe of his estate at his death, & his own wife Alice 
Shapleigh should haue y^ other halfe dureing her naturall life, & 
after her death to bee & remajne to the sd John Shapleigh & his 
heyres foreuer 

Prouince of Mayne Taken upon oath this 6*^ of April 1685 
before me John Dauess Depty P^sident. (York Reg. iv, 42.) 

A list of the names of those persons that have bought land of 

Mr [Harlakinden] Symonds — and the quantity of land-: 

Richard Walker 300 acres 

John Brown Farmer 300^ " 

Nathaniel Browne 300 " 

^ Proprietors of Coxhall. 

Roger Haskins 

200 acres 

Edward Bishop 

200 " 

William Baker 

200 " 


Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

George Herrick 

100 acres. Zachariah Herrick 

100 acres. 

Thomas Edwards 

200 ' 

' Thomas Higginson 

100 ' 

Samuell Ingalls Jun'' 

200 ' 

' Jason Stanford 

200 ' 

John Low Jun"" 

200 ' 

' Thomas Low Sen"" 

200^ ' 

William Dixee 

200 ' 

' Samuell Ingalls Sen"^ 

100 ' 

Thomas Sheperd 

200 ' 

' Robert Lord Jun"^ 

100 ' 

William Goodhue 

500 ' 

' Robert Bradford 

100 ' 

Samuel Gittings 

200 ' 

' Nicholas Woodbury 

100 ' 

Barnard Thorne 

100 ' 

' Marke Hascall 

TOO ' 

Michael Farlo 

200 ' 

William Hascall 

100 ' 

Messeck Farlo 

200 ' 

' William Cleaves 

100 ' 

Moses Bradstreete 

200 ' 

' John Harris 

600 ' 

Matthew Perkins 

200 ' 

' John Burnham 

600 ' 

John Gittings Sen"^ 

200 ' 

' Nathaniel Rust Sen^ 

200 ' 

Paull Thorndick 

200 ' 

' Andrew Elliot Jun"^ 

100 ' 

Isaac Feellows 

300 ' 

' For Publick Uses 

500 ' 

June the 12*^ 1688. 

(York Reg. 5, 183.) 

^ NathU Fuller. 

Maine Historical and Genealop-ical Recorder. 207 


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J. Foster Ober, Minot Building, 113 Devonshire st., Boston, Mass. — Ober, Ellis, Pride, Thissell, 

Calvin T. Phillips, South Hanover, Mass. — Phillips, Tilden, Hitchcock. 

Charles Edward Potter, Moore's Mills, Dutchess Co., New York. — Potter. Barret, Brown, Jones. 
W. S. Richardson, 58 Summer street, Boston, Mass. — Wiseman, Godfrey, Flurlbert, Badger, 

Streeter, Bodwell, Herrick, Richardson. 
Miss L. A. Savary, East Wareham, Mass. — Savary, Savory, Savery. 
Miss C. Shaekford, 117 Chandler street, Boston, Mass. 
Wm. H. Smith, Portland, Me., President Maine Genealogical Society. — Colburn, Eastman, Soper, 

and Kings of Kittery, and Young. 
Miss M. J. Tenny, box 123, Haverhill, Mass. — White, Cutler, Tenny. 

George Tolman, Concord, Mass., Levi J. Wiggin, 13 Nassau street, Boston, Mass. — Wiggin. 
H. K. W. Wilcox, Brooklyn, N. Y., Compiler and Correspondent. 
Fred. Odell Conant, Portland, Me. — Conant, Odell, Davis, Drinkwater. 
Charles Burleigh, 14 Cedar street, Portland, Me. — Burleigh, Willard, Gile, Loveitt. 
S. M. Watson, Public Library, Portland, Me. — Watson, Andrews, Milliken. 
M. F. King, Portland, Me. — Shaw, King. 
Mrs. S. Conover, box 113, Basking Ridge, N. J. — FTale, Turner, Vinton, Sargent, Winthrop. 

208 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recordej^. 

Thomas S. Hopkins, 736 Eighth street, Washington, D. C. — Hopkins. 

Miss S. B. Kidder, 39 Court Street, Boston, Mass. — Kidder, Blanchard, Bradshavv. "^ 

Frank Munsell, 82 State street, Albany, N. Y.— Munsell. 

E. S. Strout, 99 Chauncy street, Boston, Mass. — Strout. 

Miss. E. F. Ware, box 66, Milton, Mass. — Ware, Bowen, Gardner, Lovell, Hancock, Bowes. 

Horace Standish Bradford, 61 Broadway, N. Y. — Bradford. 

J. H. Treat, Lawrence, Mass. — Freeman, Stevens, Snow, Rich, Rogers, Collins. 

Charles Francis Potter, 370 Washington st., Boston, Mass. — Potter, Hosmer, Barret, Brown, Jones, 

Prescott, Baird, Wesson. 
Frank E. Woodward, Maiden, Mass. — Woodward. 
John O. Wiggin, Stratham, N. H. — Wiggin. 

D. L. King, Akron, O.— King, Holly. 

Miss Francis B. James, care Brown, Shipley & Co., London, Eng. — Adams, Batchelder, Cargil, 
Locke, Conant, Dodge, Dow, Herrick, Hull, Jordan, Knox, Larkin, Mansfield, March, 
McGregor, Montgomery, Moody, Parkhurst, Pierce, Rayment, Raymond, Rea, Ring, Walton, 
Wilson, Woodbury. W^ill be occupied during the summier, searching registers in Devon- 
shire and Conwall, and will charge members of club only cost fees. 

Mrs, J. B. Pearson, Epping, N. H. — PlumJer, Cilley, Norris, Pearson, Fowler. 

Judge A. W. Savary, Digby, N. S. — Savary, Savery, Savory. 

James Gibson, Salem, N. Y. — Brown, Gibson, Tounsencl, Woodworth. ' 

Julia H. Corson, 21 Ray street, Manchester, N. H. — Corson. 

Geo. C. Codman, Woodfords, Me. — Bradstreet, Codman. 

Rev. James A. Sanderson, Plymouth, Mass. — Sanderson, Treat, Merlino de St. Prie, Gyles. 

B. I. Stanton, Albany, N. Y.— Stanton. 

Frank E, Randall, 7 Nassau street. New York City. — Randall. 
Rev. C. C. Carpenter, Andover, Mass. — Students Phillips Academy. 
Capt. F. K. Upham, ist U. S. Cavalry, Fort Custer, Montana. — Upham. 
Charles Billings, Billingsbridge, Ontario, Ca. — Billings, Dow, Inman, Buffum. 
Fred C. Berry, 484 Congress street, Portland, Me. — Berry. 
Josiah Hinckley, South Boston, Mass. — Hinckly. 

E. A. W. Hammatt, 5 Pemberton Sq., Boston, Mass. — Hammatt, Hammett, Hammitt. 
Henry A. Waldo, Reno, Nevada. — Descendants of Cornelius Waldo. 

Walter T. Avery, 165 Front street, New York, N. Y. — Descendants of Dr. William Avery of Ded- 

ham, Mass., 1650. 
Rev. Charles R. Weld, Mt. Vernon Hotel, Baltimore, Md. — Would like information on Weld, 

Waldo, White, and Wood. Can impart information on Weld, Huntington, Edwards, and 

Clark families. 
Capt. Edward Hooker, U. S. N., 47 Greene Ave.,*] Brooklyn, N. Y. — Hooker, Prescott, Barrett, 

Minot, Dagget, Griswoll, Lewis. 
H. D. Smith, Norway, Me. — Hezadiah Smith, of Beverly, and descendants. 

C. Bradford, Lulianapolis, Ind. — Bradford. 

Wm. H. Upton, Walla Walla, W. T.— Adams, Boulton, Boughton, Bradley, Goodell, Goodrich, 
Hale, Hartwell, Hill, Hills, Hollister, Stewart, Talcott,'Tracy, Upton, White, Williams. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 209 

Mrs. Joshua Kendall, 123 Inman street, Cambridgeport, Mass. — Kendall, Shattuck, Mason, Pierce, 

Henry Deering, Deering, Me. — Ilsley, Milk, Dunn, Bray, Parker, Fernald, Sherburne, Langdon, 

Grindall, Scollay. 
Nelson D. Adams, U. S. General Land Office, Washington, D. C. — Adams, Morehouse. Would 

like information on Adams of Limerick, Newfield, and Jay, Me. 
Edward D. Noyes, 33 Exchange street, Portland, Me. — Noyes. 
J. A. Milliken, Cherryfield, Me.— Milliken. 
Rev. A. W. Cornelius Hallen, Parsonage, Alloa, Scotland. — VanHalen, Flemish, Hallen, Holland 

of Flemish descent. I shall be pleased to search the Scotch Parish Registers for any names 

which members of the Club may suggest, and I shall be in London five weeks in Aug. and 

Sept. and shall be glad to be of service there in a similar way. Small fees are charged 

by the clerks in Register Houses here. 
W. H. Titcomb, Florence, Mass. — Titcomb, Parker, Thomas. 
Dr. A. K. P. Meserve, 109 Emery street, Portland, Me. — Meserve. 
Chauncy R. Burr, Fort Preble, Portland, Me. — Burr, Rae, Ray. 
Henry T. Fernald, Orono, Me. — Fernald. 
W. L. Lowell, 31 Ottawa street, Roxbury, Mass. — Lowell, Allen, Wheeler, Russell, Greanleaf. 

To Members of the Genealogical Club : I shall be pleased to consult the " Revolutionary 
Pension Papers " at Washington for names, or other information for any member wishing such, free 
of charge except the small matter of clerk fees and of postage. If immediate replies are not re- 
ceived, when information is wanted, it will be because the Pension Office, like other large bodies, 
move slowly. Tho. S. Hopkins, 

736 8th street, N. W., Washington, D. C. 

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Article I. — Name. 1'his Society shall be 
called the Maine Genealogical Society, and 
its head-quarters shall be in Portland, Maine. 

Article II. — Object. The object of the So- 
ciety shall be to collect and preserve anything 
pertaining to the History of New England towns 
and families, and for the mutual aid of its mem- 
bers by interchange of material gathered. 

Article III. — Me?nbers. The Society shall 
be composed of any persons interested in the 
objects mentioned in Article 2, who shall be 
elected by ballot, having been nominated by the 
Board of Directors at a previous meeting of the 

Persons elected as Honorary or Correspond- 
ing members shall be exempt from assessments 
and shall not vote. 

Article IV. — Assessmods. Each member 
shall pay to the Treasurer, on his admission, the 
sum of Two dollars, and annually thereafter One 
dollar, and all annual dues shall commence on 
January first of each year. Any person may 
become a Life member, v/ho shall pay to the 
Treasurer the sum of Twenty-five dollars at one 
time, and this shall exempt him from further 

Article V. — Meetings. The Annual meet, 
ing for the election of officers shall be held on 
the third Tuesday of January, and quarterly 
meetings shall be held, also, on the third Tues- 
day of April, July and October. 

The Directors may call a meeting of the 
Society at any time they may appoint, for the 
transaction of any business of the Society, ex- 
cept election of officers, unless to fill a vacancy. 

The Secretary shall give notice of all meetings 
of the Society, at least one week previous, by 
publishing the same in one or more of the daily 
newspapers of Portland, stating time, place, and 
object of meeting. Five meml^ers shall consti. 
tute a quorum. 

Article VI. — Officers. The officers of the 
Society shall be a President, Vice-President, 
Recording, who shall be Corresponding Secre- 
tary, Treasurer and Librarian, and these shall 
constitute a Board of Directors, the majority of 
whom shall constitute a quorum in meetings of 

Article VII. — President and Vice-President. 
The President, and in his absence, the Vice 
President shall preside at all meetings of the 
Society, or of the Directors. 

Article VIII. — Secretary. The Secretary 
shall keep in a book for the purpose, belonging 
to the Society, a true and complete record of all 
the proceedings of the meetings of the Society, 
and of the Directors. Lie shall announce all 
meetings according to Article 5, notify members 
of their election, and conduct the general cor- 
respondence of the Society. 

Article IX. — Treasurer. The Treasurer 
shall collect all fees and taxes, pay all accounts 
against the vSociety, when approved by the 
Board of Directors, and keep a correct record 
of all receipts and expenditures in a book for 
that purpose belonging to the Society. 

Article X. — Librarian. The Librarian shall 
have charge of all books, pamphlets, manu- 
scripts, and other property belonging to the 
Society, or deposited for its use. He shall 
purchase books under the instruction of the 
Directors, make a correct catalogue of all books 
belonging to the Society, ai?d keep a record of 
such as are taken out. He shall have charge 
of the rooms of the Society, and make suitable 
preparations for all meetings. 

No books or other property of the Society 
shall be removed from its rooms without consent 
of the Board of Directors. 

Article XL — Reports. The Secretary, Treas- 
urer, and Librarian shall make at each annual 
meeting, and at any time when requested by the 
President, a detailed report of all matters com- 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 


ing under the head of their respective office for 
the past year or other specified time. 

Article XII. — Amenchnents. The foregoing 
articles may be amended by a two-thirds vote at 
any meeting, a notice of two weeks having been 
given by publication. 


Wm. H. Smith, President, 
Fabius M. Ray, Vice President, 
Charles Burleigh, Secretary, 
Frederick O. Conant, Treasurer, 
Stephen M. Watson, Librarian. 


Anderson, John F. Portland. 

Banks, Charles E. Chelsea, Mass. 

Barrett, Franklin R. Portland, Me. 

Barrett, George P. " 

Baxter, James P. " 

Bell, Charles H. Exeter, N. H. 

Berry, Stephen Portland, Me. 

Blodgett, George B. Rowley, Mass. 

Bodge, George M. Boston, Mass. 

Boyd, Charles H. Portland, Me. 

Bradbury, Albert W. " 

Brown, J. Marshall, " 

Bryant, Hubbard W. " 

Burgess, George C. " 

Burleigh, Charles, " 

Burr, Chauncey R. " 

Chapman, Jacob, Exeter, N. FI. 

Chapman, Leonard B. Portland, Me. 

Cleaves, Nathan, " 

Cobb, Isaac, " 

Codman, George C. " 

Conant, Fred O. " 

Conant, Richard 0# *' 

Corliss, A. W. Angel Island, California. 

Deering, Henry Portland, Me. ^ 

Drummond, Josiah H, " 

Flitner, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Boston, Mass. 

Fogg, John S. H. " 

Gerrish, Frederick H. Portland, Me. 

Goodhue, Daniel, " 

Gore, Charles M. Portland, Me.- 

Gould, William E. 

Hawes, Andrew, Deering, Me. 

Hight, Horatio, Portland, Me. 

Holden, George B. " 

Holmes, George F. " 

Hull, John T. 

Humphreys, J. PI. North Yarmouth, Me, 

Jones, Mrs. Eliza, Portland, Me. 

Jordan, Edward A.'^ " 

Jordan, Fritz PI. *' 

Libby, Charles F. " 

Locke, Ira S. " 

Lunt, James R. " 

McLaughlin, Charles, " 

Merrill, Lewis, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Meserve, Albion K. P. Portland, Me, 

Moore, Mrs. M. J. Boston, Mass. 

Moulton, Augustus F. Portland, Me- 

Noyes, Edward D. " 

Pierce, Lewis, " 

Pingree, Luther F. Cape Elizabeth, Me. 

Porter, Joseph W. Bangor, Me. 

Pratt, Mr. and Mrs. John F. Chelsea, Mass. 

Rand, George D. Portland, Me. 

Ray, Fabius M. " 

Rich, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Auburn, Me. 

Richardson, Roswell M. Portland, Me. 

Rogers, Charles B. " 

Sargent, William M. " 

Scammon, Richard M. Stratham, N. H. 

Smith, William H. Portland, Me. 

Soule, William G. 

Strout, Almon A. " 

Swan, Francis K. *' 

Symonds, Joseph W. " 

Tash, Thomas " 

Thomas, George A. " 

True, Daniel W\ 

Tukesbury, John C. " 

Watson, Stephen M. " 

Wilson, Virgil C. 

Woodman, Cyrus, Cambridge, Mass. 


Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Maine Historical Society. — At the annual 
meeting of this Society held at Brunswick, 
June 25, the following officers were elected : 

President^ James W. Bradbury, Augusta; 
Vice President, Samuel Y. Dike, Bath ; Cor. 
Secretary, William Goold, Windham ; Trecisiirer, 
Lewis Pierce, Portland; Bicgraf/ier, Joseph 
Williamson, Belfast; A'ec. Secretary and Libra- 
rian, 11. W. Bryant, Portland; Standing Com- 
mittee, Rufus K. Sewall, W. B. Lapham, Wm. 
Goold, E. H. Elwell, Jos. Williamson, J. P. 
Baxter, PI. B. Chapman; Corresponding Mem- 
bers, Rev. J. B. G. Soule, Kensington, London, 
Edward Russell and Horatio King, Washington, 
D. C.. Chas. Gayarri, New Orleans; Field Day 
Committee, A. G. Tenny, R. K. Sewall, E. H. 
Elwell. William DeWitt Hyde of Brunswick, 
was elected a member. 

The next annual meeting will be held on 
Wednesday of the next commencement week at 

The Magazine of American PIistory, for 
July, is an excellent number well illustrated. 
This magazine holds a high rank in the current 
literature of the time. The monthly numbers, 
gathered into handsomely bound volumes, form 
a unicjue and valuable library in themselves of 
the history of the country. 

Published monthly, at 30 Lafayette Place, N- 
Y. City. $5.00 per annum. 

Northern Notes & Queries. We gladly 
welcome to our list of Historical and Genealog- 
ical Magazines this new Quarterly from Scotland? 
and wish our brother editor all the success he 
deserves in so worthy an undertaking. The 
magazine is devoted to the Antiquities, Family 
History, Local Records, FolkT.ore, Heraldry, 
and History of Scotland, and those northern 
parts of luigland closely connected with Scot" 
land. The P>ditor will make Notes and Queries 
a prominent feature of the magazine, and hopes 
he may receive encouragement from all inter- 
ested in a ])ublication of this kind in his country. 

Published at 4s. ]K'r amuun in advance. 
Address the iulitor, Rev. A. W. Cornelius 
Hallcn, at tlie j^arsonage, Alloa, Scotland. 

Early Maine Wills.— William M. Sargent, 
Esq., is engaged in transcribing all the Wills 
recorded in Maine until the separation of the 
Counties in 1760. Plaving had occasion in his 
researches to consult most of them, he found 
them scattered through the Court Records and 
in the Registry of Deeds, as well as on several 
fugitive sheets, and desiring a full set for his 
own work it has seemed to him that the publi- 
cation of them in durable and inexpensive form 
would be a fitting contribution to historic and 
genealogical lore, and one that would be widely 

General Abraham Ten Broeck is the title 
of a very neatly printed pamphlet which we have 
received from the compiler, G. E. B. Jackson 
Esq., who gives us a concise history of this 
distinguished Revolutionary General born in 
Albany, N, Y., in 1737; also a short genealogy 
of the Ten Broeck Family, some of which now 
reside in Portland, Me. A portrait of the Gen- 
eral accompanies the biography. 

King. The following extracts are from the 
Registry of Deeds at Alfred, Me. 

1761, April 21, deed of James Miller, of 
Biddeford, to David King, of Ijiddeford, trader' 
land on the Saco river in the township of Bidde- 
ford (Vol. 36, p. 24S). 

1765, Sep. T6,David King, of Pepperellborough' 
York Co., trader and Elizabeth his wife to Rich- 
ard King of Scarboro, Gent. (Yol. ^S, p. 210.) 

1777, March 13, John Gray, of Biddeford, 
yeoman, to Elizabeth King, |^ife of David King 
of Biddeford, 150 acres in Pepperellborough. 
(Vol. 46, p. 16). 

1795, -^"*^^^- ^' Josiah King of Colbrook, Graf- 
ton Co., N. H., yeoman, to John Hayes; men- 
tions his mother, Elizabeth King and her father 
John Gray, late of Biddeford, dec^l (Yol. 58, p. 

1795, -'^"g- -S, William King, of Topsham, 
Lincoln Co., merchant, to Nath' Fernakl, land in 
Pepperellborough. (Yol. 58, p. 227). 


Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 


An Historical Sketch, «&:c., of Cushing's 
Island, in Casco Bay, by Wm. M. Sargent, 
Esq. This little book of loo pages contains a 
very authentic history of one of the mosr beau- 
tiful islands in Portland harbor; it is profusely 
illustrated with cuts from original sketches on 
the island, and along the coast; the whole inter- 
spersed with snatches of poetry appropriate for 
the varied and enchanting scenery in Casco Bay. 
A nosegay of culled flowers brought, 
With, except the string that binds them, naught, 
He claims, of his own. 
Yet the beauty of the nosegay is as much due 
perhaps, to the culling, and the string, as to the 
flowers which compose it. 

Weston Centennial Reunion. — Deacon 
Benjamin Weston^ (son of Joseph* Setphen^ 
John^ John^ of Reading, Mass.), was a native of 
Concord, Mass. He emigrated with his parents 
to the District of Maine in 1772; they settled at 
what is now Skowhegan. 

In 1786, at the age of twenty-one years, Dea. 
Weston purchased and settled on land on the 
east side of Kennebec river at what is now 
Madison, Me., where he ever after lived until 

his decease which occured in 1851 at the age of 
eighty-six years. He married Anne, daughter of 
Levi and Mary [Chase] Powers. Their descen- 
dants have become very numerous and are 
settled through the New England and western 
states, northwestern territories and California. 
They are now making arrangements to. hold a 
P'amily Reunion at " the old homestead " at 
Madison, in September of this year (1886) 
which is the one hundredth since their ancestor 
made his settlement there. 

Mr, Nathan Weston, the only surviving child 
of Dea. Benj. Weston, resides on the original 
farm, and in the house built by his father. His 
ninetieth birthday occurs within a few days of 
the time appointed for the Centennial. He is 
in good health and in the full possession of all 
his physical and mental powers. 

A Genealogy of the family is in course of 
preparation which will also include full records 
of all the descendants of Joseph* father of 
Benj.5 The book will be published soon after 
the Reunion and it is expected will be ready for 
distribution early in 1887. 

A. C. P. 


William Dyer was selectman of Biddeford 
in 1686, also agent for the Town in 17 17. 

Was he not the ancestor of the Dyer family in 
York County, and where did he come from } 

* H. W. B. 

Smith-Philltps: vide Recorder, vol. 3, No. 
I, p. 56. Wanted, reference to original Re- 
cord, or Statement, showing marriage of above 
parties. A doubt arises if James Smith of 
Kennebec, immigrant, whose widow married 
Hammond, could have been the groom named. 
The original record may show date or residence, 
furnishing proof for|or against. But we notice : 

I. Cushman's History of Newcastle, p. 43, 

among details concerning Phillips, says, " Not 
far off lived James Smith who married Phillips' 
daughter," — i. e., on the Damariscotta. 

2. Smith and Phillips were contemporary 
immigrants, one making a home on the Kenne- 
bec, (Woolwich) the other by the Damariscotta, 
(Newcastle), where they reared their families. 
All facts gained by the writer indicate Smith 
was probably the older man. He purchased his 
lands in 1648, but Phillips in 1661 and 1674, if 
none earlier. Their children seem to be nearly 
of similar ages. Hence the daughter of Phillips 
would not be the wife of Smith, and mother of 
his five children, born before his death about 

216 Maine Histoj^ical and Genealogical Recorder. 

3. James Smith of Kennebec had a grandson 
born in 1676. This Samuel, would be, accord- 
ing to above reputed marriage, the great-grand- 
son of Walter Phillips. Now allow even so 
early an average age at marriage for all parties 
as twenty years. Then Samuel's father, James 
Jr., would have been born about 1655, and his 
mother in 1634, and her father Phillips in 1613. 
If so, the latter at death (or at making will in 
1704) would have been 91 years old, on the 
supposition that -the period for the appearance 
of the eldest child, (if all were eldest), from its 
parent's birth, in three successive generations, 
was 21 years. Increase the period to 24 years 
and he would be 100 when he made his will. 
Such a series of events is quite improbable. 

4. A conjecture. May not the person making 
alliance with Phillips' family have been James 
Smith ]x.'i We find probable near equality 
of age, as children of immigrants, and familiar 
relations as settlers in the wilderness. This 
Smith may have made a home by the Damaris- 
cotta, as Smith, Senior, did not. Also three 
facts, unquestioned: — i. Some person, named 
.James Smith, did marry a daughter of Phillips'; 

2. Phillips' eldest daughter was Margaret; y 
The wife of James Smith Jr., was Margaret 

. The three facts agree and flow into 

one. But always, mere similarity of name, 
though partial evidence, is not proof of identity 
of person. This conjecture does suit all the 
known facts. But objections to the other view 
are so great as to require evidence direct, that 
this particular James Smith Senior, of Kenne- 
bec, — not some other of like name, — made 
alliance with the Damariscotta family. Till 
that is found, it seems far more reasonable to 
assign this marriage to the second generation. 
Hence Mrs. Elizabeth Smith-Hammand, twice 
widowed, her home broken up and husband 
killed in the perfidious outbreak of Aug., 1676, 
herself and children carried into captivity, was 
some other than the daughter of Phillips. 

This is but a trifle, but useful in the verified 
details of history. Also as decendants of James 
Smith of Kennebec, are now residents of 
Maine, (Oxford Co.), they may wish to be as- 
sured if also they can trace discent from Walter 

Woolwich, Me. H. O. Thayer. 

Corrections in Recorder III, 2. Page 83, Jan. i, 1S33-4, should be 1733-4. Page 85, Rev, 
Moses Merrill, should be Moj-rilL Page 104, Jan. 4, 1790, should be ijjo. Page 105, Dec. 13' 
11790, should be ijjo. 





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Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science. 

H. B. ADAMS, Editor. SERIES OF 1886. 

Studies of American Municipal Governnient. 

The Fourth Series of the Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science 
(beginning in January, 1886), will be chiefly devoted to American City Government, State Constitu- 
tional History, and Agrarian topics. Among the monthly monographs will be the following : 

1. Dutch Village Communities on the Hudson River, by Irving Elting, A. B. (Harvard). 

2. Rhode Island Town Governments, by William E. Foster, A. M. (Brown) ; — The Narragansett 

Planters, by Edward Channing, Ph. D. (Harvard). 

3. Pennsylvania Boroughs, by William P. Holcomb, J. H. U. 

4. Introduction to State Constitutional History, by J. F. Jameson, Ph. D. (Baltimore), Associate 

in History, J. H. U. 

5. City Government of Baltimore, by John C. Rose. 

6. City Government of Philadelphia, by Edwin P. Allinson, A. B. (Haverford). 

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But here in Portland only the faintest memory of the man exists. 
This most beautiful and interesting of American cities — which was 
honored more by the birth within its confines of Willis, his great- 
brained, great-hearted sister, Fanny Fern, and the master singer, 
Longfellow, than by all her deeds and achievements since bluff 
old Sir Ferdinand Gorges, through his nephew, Capt. William 
Goro-es, established here the first court of record in this American 
colony, just 250 years ago — has preserved no trace of the spot 
where Willis was born. It can furnish no memento of his memory. 
It has idly spurned the sacred and priceless privilege of making 
here an American Mecca to which the thought and step of posterity 
would turn. It has abandoned such heritage as should thrill any 
American community to possess. And yet Portland is the head- 
quarters of that grand body of v/orkers, the Maine Historical 
Society, where silver locks and silver speech flow luxuriantly. 
Portland is a city of the broadest and deepest advancement, culture 
and research. Portland houses two hundred men possessing from 
$100,000 to $2,000,000 each! 

There is something indescribably pathetic in this impressive 
consciousness of desertion of honored worth. The very air is 
aglow with Longfellow. He was infinitely greater than Willis, 
but there is none the less an ignoble desertion here of the memory 
of one whom England and America delighted to honor; one whom, 
while his fame was dimmed by the commanding events which, at 
the middle of the century, began writing against the very walls of 
heaven, new history, and setting there the faces of new men for 
coming peoples to contemplate, is already coming back to us, as 
come the scents of old-time flowers, the sound of old-time voices, 
the touch of old-time hands. These remain to the end. It will be 
so with N. P. Willis. 

Maine Historical and Genealorical Recorder. 219 

Even his biographer, writing in The American Men of Letters 
series, eighty-four years after the birth of the poet, and, while 
painfully exact about much which has been set down as if in 
defense of moods and tenses in the man's career that require no 
such accusative palliation, did not seem to think Portland worth a 
visit; for he dismisses the entire matter of Willis's birth and 
birthplace in this sentence: "Willis was born Jan. 20, 1806, in the 
little old seaport city of Portland, Me., celebrated by the 'Autocrat' 
for its great square mansions, the homes of retired sea-captains." 
James Parton's tender memoir of Fanny Fern (New York: Carleton 
& Co., 1873) contains a slight clew to the spot I have for weeks 
tirelessly sought. It is as follows: "An ancient inhabitant of 
Portland informs me that the birthplace of Fanny Fern and N. P. 
Willis was a two-story wooden frame house in Essex street, near 
Federal." Parton also tells that her birthday was July 9, 181 1; 
that she was christened Grata Payson Willis — Grata Payson being 
the name of the mother of a most celebrated preacher of the time 
named Edward Payson, whose influence upon the lives of the 
Willis family was marked and permanent; but that the Willis 
family, objecting to the classical name Grata, finally substituted the 
name Sara. 

This is all that tongue, pen, or hand has reared in memory. Who 
has not heard the piteous cry out of Fanny Fern's own heart 
because of this cruel forgetfulness } The pathetic plaint quavers 
all through that touching "Story About Myself," which -she wrote 
mayhap half a century ago. She relates with tender simplicity 
how, when she was a woman grown and had "almost despaired 
earning bread for my children," she had been thinking of her 
girl-days, her angelic mother, and the quaint and austere, yet loving 
home-tide of her youth. This mother wandered about the woods, 

220 Maine HistojHcal and Genealop'ical Recorder. 


hills and vales with her there, and then, "she always used to 
pluck a leaf of it [the fern] to place in her bosom, for it's sweet 
odor." Longing for that mother's bosom to again lay her tired 
head upon, and rest, never hoping for more than a pittance from 
her pen, living again the old days over, she said to herself "my name 
shall be 'Fanny Fern' — little dreaming anybody would ever know 
or care anything about it." She relates her impressions of the good 
Dr. Payson, or rather the impressions of life and its living conveyed 
to her by his unrelenting dogmas, but saintly life and character; 
and then wrote these words, which shall forever stand a monument 
of tender reproach against the really great-hearted people of 
Portland, until fitting tribute in granite or marble shall mark the 
spot wdiere N. P. Willis and Fanny Fern were born: "Many, many 
long 3'^ears after this [her childhood experiences] I visited my 
birthplace, Portland, from which my mother removed when I was 
six weeks old. I wandered up and down the streets of that lovely, 
leafy city, and tried to find the church where good Dr. Payson used 
to preach. Then, too, I wanted to see the house where I was 
born — the house where he laid hands of blessing on my baby 
forehead when it was purple with what they thought was the 
'death-agony.' But where it was that the little flickering life began 
\ could not fi^id out !'' 

Poor heart! No one has seemed to care. 

Of the Willis family I have found set down in the books, and 
through weeks of searching for the spot where the poet and his 
sister were born, this much: The father of N. P. W^illis was 
Nathaniel Willis, Jr., the sixth in descent from the English ancestor 
who settled in Massachusetts in 1630. Mis father, Nathaniel, the 
poet's grandfather, was the first literary man in the family, and 
published at Boston during the revolutionary war a vigorous Whig 

Mame Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 221 

paper, the Independent Chronicle. In 1784 he sold his' interest in 
this, and, after estabhshing several other journals in the then West, 
in 1796, founded at Chillicothe, O., the Scioto Gazette, the first 
newspaper in the Northwest Territory. He died near Chillicothe 
in 1 83 1. Young Nathaniel, the poet's father, at fifteen began work 
in the ofHce of the Indepe^ide^it Chronicle — the same office where 
the famous Franklin had worked before him, — becoming there a 
practical printer and journalist of the day. In 1803 he removed 
to Portland, at the instance of Maine politicians, and founded the 
Eastern Argtts, in opposition to the Federalists. It still exists and 
is one of the most prosperous and influential of Maine's dailies. 
Librarian Watson, of the Portland Public Library, found for me 
a copy of the first issue, which bears this heading: 


Vol. I. September 8, 1803. ^^- ^• 

Published weekly by Day & Willis, directly over the Custom House, Middle Street, Portland, 


Maine was at that time within the boundaries of Massachusetts. 

Whatever may be the popular notion, the establishing of publi- 
cations is not without occasional drawbacks. Nathaniel Willis 
never established one that did not live and prosper, but he got into 
trouble, court, and jail in Portland, on account of libelous utterances, 
during the extravagances of political campaigns ; and finally, after 
six years' struggle, sold the Argus to Francis Douglass, who had 
been his apprentice. After a short and bitter experience as a 
Portland grocer who would not surreptitiously sell rum, he became 
a publisher of Tracts, removing to Boston in 1812 and carrying on 
the good work there. He opened a printing office in the Exchange 
building, Devonshire street, advertised that he had returned to his 

222 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

native town and " purchased an entire new assortment of printing 
materials," and that he wanted " an apprentice to the printing 
business." He there pubHshed Redemption, a poem in eight 
books, by Joseph Swain of Walworth, England — those were the 
days when poets had sustained power: — A Guide to Christ, by the 
Rev. Solomon Stoddard of Northampton, as well as many other 
religious publications, and founded the Recorder of Boston, to-day, 
as the Congregationalist and Reco7^der, still a living force in the 
land. Its first issue had the followino; headinor : 

T H E R E C O R D E R. 

No. I. Wednesday Afternoon, Jan. 3, 1S16. Vol. i. 

Published Weekly at No. '](i State street, Boston, by Nathaniel Willis. 

Price Three Dollars a year. 

Entrance through Mr. H. Messenger's Plat store, or in the rear of the building from William's Lane. 

He also established in 1827 the Yoittlis Companion, that greatest 
of youth's papers, and there is told of the prompting cause a 
pleasant tale that the curious quizzing of his own children regarding 
some old Dutch tiles around his fire-place representing scriptural 
scene was the incentive. It is also related that here the son and poet 
got the first inspiration for his scriptural poems. The father 
out-lived his son three years — he was familiary known as "the 
tough old deacon" — and died May 26, 1870, at the age of 90. 

I have exhumed from the city records the registry of births in 
the Willis family during the residence of Nathaniel Willis in 
Portland. It is as follows : 

Lucy Douglass Willis, born May 11, 1804; Nathaniel Parker Willis, born Jan. 
20, 1806; Louisa Harris Willis, born May 11, 1807; Julia Dean Willis, born Feb. 
18, 1809. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Reco7^der. 223 

Curiously enough, there is no official record of the birth in 
Portland of Grata, (Sara) Payson Willis, " Fanny Fern," although 
the family record does show that fact. Parton records her birth- 
day as July 9, 1811; she herself states that her mother "removed 
from Portland when I was six weeks old." We find the father 
advertising his new printing office in Boston, Sept. 7, 181 2, and by 
another voyage of discovery among Portland's records, I find that 
the Willis pew in the old Second Parish (Congregational) church 
was conveyed to Deacon Nathaniel Cross Oct. 3, 181 2; so that the 
burdens of breaking up the Portland home and building anew in 
Boston account for this oversight. 

Of this talented family no less than four inherited great ability. 
These were Nathaniel Parker Willis, his youngest brother Richard 
Stores Willis, also an editor, composer and poet; "Fanny Fern," 
and Julia Dean Willis, whose erudition and attainments were 
unusual, and who was more to N. P. Willis than all else in this world, 
save his noble mother, being, it is said, the ablest book-reviewer 
ever employed on the Home Journal, but all her life persisting in 
anonymous literary work. Here was a grand woman for wife and 
mother, though ! All the elation, pride, energy, sweetness, tender- 
ness, patience possessed by the children came from her. An old, 
old Portland man who knew her, with closed eyes, drew for me this 
radiant picture : " Hannah Willis was the sliiningest sotcl as ever 
bloomed in this port." Fanny Fern says : " I loved my mother — 
everybody did. She had the kindest heart and sweetest voice in 
the world ; and if there was any person in the circle of her 
acquaintance who was particularly disagreeable to her, for that 
person would she be sure to do a service the first opportunity." 
And the son and poet, times without number acknowledged the 
power and fidelity of his inspiration from this blessed source. 

224 Alaine Historical and Genealogical Recoi^der. 

Dear mother, in thy love I live ; 

The life thou gavst flows yet from thee, — . 

And, sun-like, thou hast power to give 

Life to the earth, air, sea, for me ! 
Though wandering, as this moon above, 

I'm dark without thy constant love — 

wrote Willis in " To my Mother, from the Apennines." This wife 
and mother by her wise and brave loyalty, held the purpose, effort, 
and energy of the little Willis family together in the years of 
struggle clear on to the time of sure comfort, peace, and place. 
This wife and mother, wTth possibly greater real genius than 
possessed by husband and children together, did not insist upon 
charging about the world to proclaim that her husband was a 
common sort of fellow, a mere accident, needing the use of her 
superior brains, and that the children gave bright promise only 
because she was their mother. This wife and mother, our old 
ti'iend says, was "the shiningest soul that ever bloomed" in that 
port. " Had she found time for literary pursuits I am confident she 
would have distinguished herself ; sJic talked poetry 7inconscionsly,'' 
Fanny Fern, testifies. Great heart! She knew the infinite height 
above "literary pursuits" of wifehood. Hence the noble unity in 
honor to her and hers out of the grand trinity of wife, mother, 
home — courage, inspiration, anchorage. 

In this quest for the identical spot where Willis was born I 
visited nearly three score men and women upward of three score, 
and many over four score years of age. What a brave lot of old 
chroniclers they were, though ! How many a noble tale had they 
to tell of the days when this century came in with tlie7?z. How 
easy it was to learn about everything save wdiat you wanted, and 
how inspired became these sages through relighted glimpses of the 
half-remembered forms and faces thus brought anew within the 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 225 

darkening and neglected avenues of memory ! How glibly the 
headlands of history were counted off the shore-line of the past ! 
After all, history itself would be but a sorry, hard, and unsympathetic 
prophet and teacher were it not for the all-forgiving and tender 
touch of romance that old age, rather than youth, leaves like a 
blessed benediction upon it. But there was not wanting this one 
who remembered the father, straight, withy, active self-contained, 
and unimpassive : his little Argus office, and his trotting to and 
from it day by day : his " getting converted " under the good 
Dr. Payson's preaching, and getting in jail under the whip of the 
party leader's rancor, and all that; nor that one to fondly retain 
good store of sunshine from the face of this wise and patient wife 
and mother; nor another to tell of the boy, with such a white face 
and wealth of sunny hair, who was some day to be a poet, that the 
world should know and honor, while his native city should utterly 
desert his memory. And so, at last, with George Brown, a big- 
hearted Portland cooper, who had warmed to the hunt with me, a 
rugged trudging through the snow and drift of a bitter cold January 
night, brought us with the storm upon one of the snuggest, 
of cottages, which housed two of the snuggest, brightest, oldest old 
bodies anywhere to be found — old John Walton and wife, and may 
they set side by side through all eternity as cheery, radiant, and 
loving as we found them that night, at 5 Russell street, Portland! 
This man, nearly 90 years old and with a memory so exact, clear, 
and minute as to be startling, had lived within two hundred feet of 
the Willis house all his life, until the great Portland fire of 1866, 
which destroyed both it and his own home. Yes, he knew the 
family, the exact location of the house, and was doubtless the only 
person living who did 

226 Maine Historical and Gcjicalo^ical Recorder. 

"The Willis family," he said, "never lived in but one house in 
Portland. That was the second house south of Federal street on 
Essex street — the westerly side. It set square on the street; was a 
tvv'O-story frame house, with narrow side steps on the street running 
up to the front door. When ' Nat.' Willis went to Boston to publish 
tracts in 1812, Davis Belford, a tailor, who had a partner named 
Home, famous for ignorance, and a little shop in the archway of 
the old brick building where the Falmouth hotel now stands, 
bought the place, and after the tailor died, the widow Belford lived 
right along there until she was ninety years old, when she went wTst." 
Aside from this we secured exact and abundant proof from old John 
Walton, of his sure knovv^ledge in this matter, and, bitter cold as it 
was, we sought out and looked upon the spot that night. The next 
day, with the aid of Mr. John T. Hull, the genealogical historian of 
Portland, I was rewarded by the discovery of absolute proofs from 
the records, of the correctness of old John Walton's memory, and 
had established the fact that the site of the W^illis home, where the 
poet, N. P. Willis, and his sister, Fanny Fern, were born, was at 
72 Franklin street (in the old days, Essex street.) The lot, which 
is on the west side of Franklin and just one lot south of Federal 
street, begins fifty and six-tenths feet south of Federal street, has a 
frontage on Franklin of fifty-one feet, and is seventy feet deep. It 
is now occupied by a smart-looking, comfortable two-story brick 
house, whose prim door-plate announces it to be home of one 
"J. Ahern." Lincoln park, Portland's single central city park, 
be<>"ins here at the intersection of Franklin and Federal streets and 
runs up west a bit, jostling business affairs and attractive homes; 
and how good, kindly, and gracious thing it would be, if some- 
where about the corner of this pretty spot, there could be built an 

Maine Historical and Genealoo-ical Rccordii^. 227 

enduring record which should point out to the traveller of our own 
or foreign land, the place where were born 

To the honor and renown 

Of this rare old seaport town — 

a man and woman who charmed and bettered life at the American 
fireside, and whose graceful if not always inspired pens loyally 
served to enrich American literature. 

It is pleasant to trace the moulding of a life which has left a 
measure of influence upon others to the haunts and holdings of 
youth-tide; but with Willis there is neither line in poetry or prose 
that owns flavor with the real romance or romantic reality of this 
spot. The world knows his career and the worth of his accomplish- 
ment. But there is an inner view of man and motive that must be 
had to reach the true estimate, not so much of what shall stand in his 
work as of the man himself. That miHit be set down somethins^ in 
this wise: His wife was swung like a fitful pendulum between 
infinite poetic fruition and the fatal taint of false necessity and 
expediency. He never caught up with his real self. Though 
sunny-souled and strong of heart, the key was pitched too high at 
the beginning. To American poetry he was as was poor Litta to 
American song. Brave as generous; candid as impulsive; frank as 
fearless; refined as versatile; ingenious as ingenious; honest as 
inspiring; boyish as manly: flippant as talented; the life of this 
man, whose too carelessly carved achievements are still worthy 
enduring monument, was itself a monument — in the absence 
of these supreme essentials — to the equipoise that should subdue 
effort and the repression that must control successful genius. But 
for all the froth and sparkle of his weak sacrifices to the tints and 
taints of his hour and time, we must still know him as tender poet 
of the heart; quick-eyed, broad visioned journalist and correspondent 

228 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

inspiring a broader-visioned and more patient Bayard Taylor, to 
wanderings and researches that closer bound the home life, 
sympathy, intelligence, and progress of the old world and the new; 
pioneer for the American press in what has led to its incomparable 
foreign news service of to-day; unconquerable w^orker as author and 
editor in a day when it was more than something to be both; 
bravest and most loyal toiler at his desk months after his tortured 
frame had been claimed as death's own; battling along, courtly, 
noble, patient, just, he at last tottered into those narrowing confines 
where even his pitiable poverty could wrest no zest from the one 
welcome, and where he could at last again say, as "At Thirty-five": 

I see a brightening light, from far, 

Steal clown a path beyond the grave; 
And now, bless God ! its golden line 

Comes o'er and lights my shadowy way, 
And shows the clear hand clasped in mine. 

— Chicago Morning News, 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 229 



\_Continued from page /Ji?.] 

II. Samuel,3 b. Mar. 15, 1698-9 ; married Elizabeth . He died Nov. 21, 

1739. She married 2d, David Howard, and 3d, Peter Ripley and out- 
lived him. She died Dec. 28, 1788, in her eighty-fifth year. Children : 

I. Samuel,'^ b. Aug. 4, 1727. Prominent townsman of Mavshfield; married Deborah 
Turner. Tobias'* born May, 12, 1729; married Ruth Little. 

III. Elizabeth^ born May 10, 1701; married by James Gardner, Jan. 11, 
1719-20 to Elisha Ford.* 

IV. Sarah, 3 born 1703; married at Marshfield, by Rev. James Gardner, May 
I, 1722, to Benjamin Randall, of Scituate, son of Joseph,- son of William,' 
the emigrant children — Joseph,^ born 1723; Benjamin,^ born 1725; Sarah 
Bryant,4 born 1727; Eliza,4 born 1729; Josiah,4 born 1731 ; Huldah,4 born 
1734; Paul, 4 born 1736; Elizabeth, 4f born 1738; William, 4 born 1741 ; 

*WiLLiAM Ford, the ancestor of Elisha. who married Elizabeth Oakman, is supposed to be a son 
of widow Martha^ Ford, who came to New England, in the "Fortune," Nov., 1621. She settled 

in Scituate. William ^ came early to Marshfield. He married Anna , was by occupation a 

miller and his home was near the lower factory mills, now so called, where he probably had his 
grist-mill; about a mile west of the present Marshfield R. R. Station. Their cluldren were: — 
William,^ who married Sarah Dingley, 1658 ; Michael,^ Millecent,^ married John Carver, 16^8. 
Mary Ford, who married John Branch, 1652, is supposed to be a daughter also. William- Ford, 
died Sep. 23, 1676, aged 72. Anna, his widow, was buried Sept. i, 1684. 

Michael,^ married ist in 1667, Abigail daughter of Anthony and Abigial (Warren), Snow — 
daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Warren of the Pilgrims, by whom he had six children. Abigail 
(Snow) Ford was buried June 26, 16S2, and Michael,^ married 2d, March 29, 1683; Bethiah, 
daughter of Walter and Elizabeth (Holl^rook), Hatch. Walter Hatch was son of Elder William 
first ruling elder of the 2d Church in Scituate. They had ten children. Elisha,-* the Sth, b. Jan. 
19, 1696, married Elizabeth Oakman, Jan. 11, 1719. Their children were: — Lemuel b. Jan. 20th, 
1720, married Priscilla Turner; Patience, b. Jan. ist, 1722, married James Sprague, 1742; Jerusha, 
b. Dec. 7th, 1729, married Arthur Howland; Priscilla, b. July 20th, 1730, single. Elisha, b. Nov. 16, 
1734, married Elizabeth Tilden, 1759; Isaac, b. July 19th, 1738, married Lucy Josselyn ; Tabitha, b. 
Aug 15th, 1742. 

IElizabeth Randall b. 1738, married Hon. William Widgery, and was the mother of the wife 
of Hon. Elias Thomas, of Portland, Me. They were the parents of Hon. William W. Thomas, 
whose son Hon. William W. Thomas Jr., has so ably represented our country as Minister to Sweden. 

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Daniel, 4 born 1744; E^ra,4 Paul,+ William, ^ and Daniel, ^ also Huldah,^ 
removed to Harpswell and Topsham, Maine. 

V. Susanna, 3 born Jan., 1705-6, married 1731 or 2 ; Anthony son of Peter 

Collamer, (now CoUamore). Children : — Anthony, born 1735 ; Samuel, born 
1737; Susanna, born 1740; Abagail, born 1745. 

VI. Mary,3 born May 3, 17 — , (imperfect record,) married by Rev. James Gardner, 
May 23, 1724, Joshua, 3 Sampson of Duxbury (Sampson Genealogy states) 
son of Caleb," son of Henry' Sampson, supposed to be Caleb and Mercy 
(Standish) Sampson. Children : 

Amos,'^ b Nov. 6, 1725, married Deborah Sampson; Anthony,'* b April 19, 172S ; married 
Ama Sampson; Huldah,'^ b. June 23, 1734; married Feb. 15, 1759, Ichabod 
Delano; Sarah,'* b Oct. 5, 1741. Joshua,^ died Aug. 4, 1741, and his widow married 

second Sherman. She died Nov. ir, 17S0, aged 87 years. This does not 

agree with the record of her birth. The record of children of Tobias,- and Elizabeth 
Oakman is not complete for Tobias,- after mentioning in his will (presented for 
Probate, July 26, 1750) all the above children, (except Samuel,^ deceased) says: 
" I appoint my son Edward* executor. 

*The record of children of Tobias,- and Elizabeth Oakman is not complete, as his will dated 
March 21, 1750 (?) mentions six daughters, also " my son Edward whom I appointed to be the Executor 
of my last will and Testament," and " to Jeddediah Eamos, my grandson " is devised "twenty pounds 
in bills of credit, of the old tenor." We find no record of a daughter who married Eames, in 
Marshfield, Feb. 7, 1753. Jedediah Eames married Bethiah Tilden. It is possible this is the one 
above mentioned, but not probable ; as his age might not warrant the supposition. Other items of 
the will presented for probate July 26, 1750, are as follows : " I give and bequeath unto my son 
lidward Oakman my Carte and Wheels and all my husbandry tools and implements, and one half of 
my Stock of cattle and my Negro man named Jack. I give and bequeath unto my grandson, Samuel 
Oakman and Tobias Oakman, the sons of my son Samuel deceased, all my lands at Spurwink river, 
both upjand and meadow, with my common right thereto belonging, and also all my lands in the eastern 
parts of New England to be equally divided between them." 

" I give to my said grandson Tobias my lot of land in Marshfield aforesaid, near 

]jenjaniin Thomases, being the third Eot in ye wSecond Division of Marshfield commons, and also a 
l)iece of Salt Marsh in said Marshfield which I have in partnership with ye Tildcns called brookes 
nicddo; my part being four or five acres more or less." .... 

Item, " 1 bequeath unto my six daughters, Faith Foster, Elizabeth Ford, Sarah Randall, Susanna 
Collamer, Mary S/ia/'j-nia//, and Marcy Hamilton" ..." all the rest of my estate, both real and 
jjcrsonal of every sort and kind and \Vhcrcver Lying and being to be equally divided between them " 
"After debts and funeral expenses are paid." 

Mercy, daughter of Tobias and l^li/.abcth Oakman had two husbands. Town record of 
Marshfield state, Matthew Simonton of Falmouth in County of York and Mercy Oakman of this 
tcnvn, married March 12, 17.10-r. John Ilamiltonof Worcester and Mercy Simonton of this town, 
married T'eb. 5, 1741. Church records give v»-idow Mercy Simonton admitted to church May 3, 1743 

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4. SamueH Oakman (Samuels, Tobias^, SamiieP), b. Aug. 4, 1727; was an active 

and prominent citizen of Marshfield. His name is frequent on society and 

town records from 1753 to 1788. He married Deborah Turner. Children: 

I. Betty5, b. Feb. 9, 1748; m. Col. William Turner, who moved to Turner, 

Me., in 1801, and died 1807. Col. Turner had two wives. (See printed 

geneology of descendants of Humphrey Turner.) 

II. Melzar Turner,5 b. June 29, 1750 (Marshfield town records), family records 
say July 10, 1750 {pe?^/iaps ]^. S.) Graduated at Harvard College 1771 ; 
married Persis Rogers Dec, 2, 1779. Children: 

1. Persis,^ b. May 13, 17S2; m. Abner Harlow of Duxl)ury ; 4 children. 

2. Polly,^ b. Sept. 7, 1783; m. Elisha Rogers of Marshfield; left descendants. 

3. Rachel,^ b. Nov. 22; 17S5; m. Charles Jones of Marshfield; had one son, Melzar 

Turner/ deceased. 

Melzar Turner,5 m. second, Louisa,5 daughter of Tobias^ Oakman, Sept. 2, 
1787. Children: 

4. Betsey,^ b. Apr. i, 17SS; d., unmarried, June 27, 1866. 

5. Zoa,^ b. Dec. 21, 1789; m. Martin Stoddard April, 1821. She died Aug. 11, 1846. 

He d. Apr. 26, 1869. Their only daughter, Celia,^ who married William B. 
Gushing, and grandson, \Vm. L.^ Gushing, live on a part of the old farm of their 
ancestors, the house occupied by them having been raised by Melzar Turner^ 
Oakman on the " Dark Day." He was a noted school-teacher. It is said he 
wrote what was called " Marshfield's Declaration of Independence," being resolu- 
tions sent to Gongress (?) as instructions how to act during the war of the 
revolution. These resolutions are recorded on the town books. 

III. Deborah,5 b. Jan. i, 1752 ; m. John Hatch of Marshfield. • 

IV. Samuel, 5 b. March 17, 1753; d. May, 1756. 

V. Mercy,5 b. Feb. 13, 1756 ; m. Israel Turner of Scituate. 
VI. Seth,5 b. Dec. 11, 1757; d. June, 1759. 
VII. Samuel,5 b. Oct. 20, 1768; d. Oct. 7, 1776. 
VIII. Eunice, b. , m. Thomas Ruggles. 

In a small cemetery in South Scituate, about half a mile from 
Union bridge — formerly Oakman Ferry — ancient tombstones bear 
the following inscriptions: 

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Ultima Mojitis Lnago. 
Here lies buried the body of Samuel Oakman, Esq. He was born Aug. y^ 14^^ 
1728' and died July y® 17, 1791 ^ 63 yrs and 11 months. 

The wise, the just, the pious and the brave 
Live in their deaths and flourish in their grave. 
Grain hid in earth repays the peasant's care, 
And evening's sun but sets to rise more fair. 

Alemento Mori. 
In memory of Deborah, widow of Samuel Oakman. Died y^ . . . . 1795 
in her 72'^^ year — imperfect stone. 

In the cemetery of the Second Congregationallst Society — Uni- 
tarian — may be found the following inscriptions: 

Phirina Montis Imago. 

Mrs. Persis Oakman wife of Melzar Turner Oakman and daughter of Capt. Amos 
Rogers and Rachel. Born May 14, 1761. Died Dec. 9, 1785, aged 24 yrs 
6 mos. 26 days. 

Melzor Turners Oakman's remains were interred here, but inscription on headstone 
is obliterated. He died Dec. 23, 1797. 

5. Tobias^ Oakman (Samuel^, Tobias-, Samuel'), b. May 12, 1729; m. Ruth 

Little, lineal descendant of Ann Warren, daughter of Richard Warren of 
the "Mayflower," 1620. Children: 

I. Louisa, 5 b. Nov. 3, 1749; m. Melzar Turners Oakman. 
n. Israel, 5 b. May 20, 1751 ; died 1753. 

III. Alathea,5 b. Nov. 5, 1753; m. Samuel Gardner, descendants by name of 

Gardner and Sprague ; reside in Hingham, Mass. 

IV. Hope, 5 b. Jan. 12, 1756; d. unmarried. 

6. V. Constant Fobes,5 b. April 5, 1759; married Rachel Hatch of Scituate. 
VL Ruth, 5 b. Dec. 27, 1761 ; m. Zaccheus Rogers ; left numerous descendants. 

Had Ruth^'; died in Marshfield, May 27, 1884, aged 93 years, 8 months, 
II days, who married Asa, son of Asa Rogers and Abiah-^ Oakman, 
daughter of Edward^ and Sarah (Doggett) Oakman. Had Charles,^ 
for many years a postmaster in Castine, Me. 

^ A manifest error of one year, comparing with town records of Marshfield. 

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VII. Elizabeth Hatch,5 b. June 28, 1765 ; m. Samuel Joyce. ' Descendants 
reside in Medford, Mass. 

In a small burying ground called "Two Mile Cemetery," in the 
northwestern part of Marshfield are tombstones bearing the follow- 
ing inscriptions: 

"In memory of Mr. Tobias Oakman who died June 9 1818 aged 89 yrs " 

" In memory of Mrs. Ruth wife of Tobias Oakman, died .... 1804, aged 
81 yrs. 

"In memory of Mrs. Louisa wife of Mr. Melzar T. Oakman, died Nov. 15 1801 
aged 52 years." 

"Miss Hope Oakman, dau. of Mr. Tobias and Mrs. Ruth Oakman died Feb. 25, 
1827 aged 71 yrs." 

Here also are interred Betsey Oakman, and Zoa, wife of Martin 
Stoddard, both daughters of Melzar Turner^ and Louisa^ Oakman. 

About a mile from this resting place of the dead, live the 
descendants of Tobias* and Ruth Oakman, the old homestead 
having descended successively to Constant Fobes^ — Constant,^ 
whose son IsraeF and grandson Israel Howard^ now occupy it. 

6. Constant Fobes Oakmans (Tobias,'^ Samuel,^ Tobias,^ Samuel'), b. April 5, 
1759; was a revolutionary soldier and justice of the peace; m. Rachel 
Hatch of Scituate, Dec. 11, 1783, on her 19th birthday. She b. Dec. 11, 
1764; d. Sept. 3, 1855. He d. Nov. 18, 1833. Children: 

I. Christopher,^ b. Jan. 23, 1785 ; was a carpenter and builder. In company 
with Whittemore Peterson erected " meeting-houses " in Scituate, South 
Scituate and other places. He married Bethiah Clift, Feb. 26, 1807. 
She b. Dec. 2, 1789. Children : 

I. William Clift,'' b. Jan. 20, 1809; m. Caroline Ford March 4, 1830; reside in Marsh- 
field ; has children, William Clift,^ who enlisted in 35 Mass. Vols,, and died from 

wound received in battle ; married ; no children. Roswell,^ married ; 

resides in Marshfield; has children. Fannie,^ unmarried; Caroline^ married Israel 
H. Hatch ; has children : 


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2. Alathea/ b. May 28, 1812 ; m. Allen Ewell, 2^, May 8, 1831 ; resides in Marshfield ; 
has children, Christopher^ by first wife; had four other children, who died in 
infancy. He married, second, widow Harriet (Chittenden) Tilden March 28, 1830; 
third, widow Mary (Chittenden) Crocker — sister of previous wife — Nov. 28, 1831 ; 
married fourth Mary Ann Yendel, Jan. i, 1862, who survives him. He died Sept. 
29, 1874. 

II. Hatch,^ b. Aug. 23, 1787 ; m. in Boston, Jan. i, 1824, Margaret R. Wiley 
of Portland, Me. Was on the " Chesapeake " in an engagement with 
the " Shannon," captured and confined in prison in Halifax (?) ; had one 
son only, who died young. 

III. Samuel,^ b. Sept. 18, 1790; m. Catharine White; moved to Charlestown, 

Mass. Had only one son, Samuel,^ who lives in Melrose ; no children. 

Had one daughter, Catharine, 7 who married Eldredge ; has Samuel 

Oakman Eldredge,^ living in Melrose. 

IV. Rachel,^ b. Jan. 7, 1793; m. Howard White of Scituate. No children. 

V. Selvina,^ b. Oct. 20, 1795.] Both died in childhood and interred the 
VI. Alathea,^ b. Oct. 24, 1798. j same day. 

7. VII. Hiram,^ b. May 3, 1801 ; m. Jane Soule Rogers. She b. Aug. 31, 1803. 
Still living. 
VIII. Constant,^ b. Dec. 6, 1803 ; m. Wealthy Carver of Marshfield. Children : 

1. Israel^ had Israel Howard,^ Ida C.,^ who married Theodore Moorehead, now in 

customs service in China; Emma L.^ 

2. Howard White,^ resides in Boston. His son, Walter M.,^ resides in Taunton, 


3. Rachel Briggs,^ m. Andrew L. Damon. Has several children. 

IX. Fobes,*^ b. June 14, 1807 ; m. Caroline . Their sons Winslow S.7 and 

Constant Fobes^ both have children. 

There are none of the children of Constant Fobes^ and Rachel 
(Hatch) Oakman now living. 

7. Hiram^ Oakman (Constant Fobes,5 Tobias,^ Samuel, 3 Tobias,^ SamueP), b. 
May 3, 1801 ; d. Oct. 12, 1884; m. May 4, 1826, Jane Soule Rogers, now 
living in Marshfield, daughter of Thomas Rogers of Marshfield (a direct 
descendant (?) of Thomas Rogers of the Mayflower, 1620), and Lavinia 
Soule, a lineal descendant in the 6th generation of George Soule, who came 
in the Mayflower, 1620. Children : 

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I. Hiram Abif,7 b. April lo, 1827 ; m. Lucinda Hatch. She b'. Jan. 14, 1830. 
II. Thomas Rogers,7 b. March 9, 1829 ; m. Rebecca R. Hatch of Marshfield ; 
was a sea-captain; d. Dec. 26, 1867. Left a daughter, Rebecca Louise,^ 
now school teacher in Chicago. 

III. Henry Phillips,7 b. June 27, 1831 ; m. Arethusa Hatch of Marshfield; 

served in war of rebellion in 38th Mass. Vols., at Fort Hudson siege, 
&c. Has three sons living with him in Neponset, Boston. 

IV. Otis Briggs,7 b. July 19, 1833; m. Sarah Brooks of Hanover; served in 

38th Mass. Vols ; d. June 8, 1864, from disease contracted in the army. 
No children. 
V. Nathan Soule,7 b. Jan. 20, 1837; m. Hannah E. Brooks of Hanover; 
served as lieutenant in the 43d and captain in the 58th Mass. Vols ; died 
July 4, 1868, from disease contracted in the army. Left one daughter, 
Nellie,^ and one son, Nathan Otis,^ who resides in Hanover. 
VI. Mary Jane,7 b. Aug. 7, 1839 ; m. Henry Abel Turner of So. Scituate. 
Children, two daughters and two sons, living. 
VII. Susanna Adeline,? b. May 29, 1842 ; d. in Marshfield April 21, 1886. 

8. Hiram Abif7 Oakman (Hiram,^ Constant Fobes,5 Tobias,^ Samuel,3 Tobias,^' 
Samuel), b. April 10, 1827 ; m. Lucinda Hatch April 25, 1852. Reside 
in Marshfield. He was ist lieutenant and captain in 7th Mass. Vols., 
and lieut. colonel in 30th U. S. Colored Troops ; was in engagements in 
Peninsula campaign, Petersburg, Fort Fisher, and wounded at Freder- 
icksburg. Children : 
I. Edward Hatch,^ b. April 29, 1853 ; m. Nellie Turner of So. Scituate, Aug. 
12, 1884. 
11. Celia Jane,^ b. May 21, 1854. 

III. Charles Willis,^ b. June 14, 1856; d. March 21, 1865. 

IV. Martha Louise,^ b. Oct. 20, 1857. 

V. Foster Tillinghast,^ b. Sept. 5, 1859 ; d. May 4, 1865. 
VI. Otis Briggs,^ b. Oct. 27, 1864; entered Harvard College 1883. 

The Oakmans of Marshfield are descendants of Tobias^ of Scar- 
borough or Spurwink River, Maine, Court records of Suffolk 
County and probate records of Plymouth leave no uncertainty as 
to his identity. His grave is in the cemetery of the Second Con- 

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gregationalist Society in Marshfield. Date of death on tombstone, 
June 1 6, 1750, "in his 86th year." That on stone of Elizabeth, his 
wife, Dec. 17, 1745, "in her 72d year." She was born Dec. 22, 
1673; was the daughter of Edward^ Dotey, who was son of 
Edward,^ who came in the Mayflower, 1620, with Stephen Hopkins' 
family; was one of the signers of the solemn compact in Cape 
Cod Harbor, Nov. 11, and was in the shallop that in December 
following discovered Plymouth harbor.^ He married Jan. 6, 1635, 
Faith Clark, and had William, Faith, Edward,^ John, Isaac, Desire, 
Thomas, Joseph. He died Aug. 23, 1655, at Yarmouth, and his 
widow married March 14, 1667, John Phillips of Duxbury. Faith 
was daughter of Tristram and Faith (?) Clark, who came to Plymouth 
from Ipswich, Suffolk County, England, in the Frances, 1634.^ 
There are probably no descendants from him bearing the name of 

Edward^ Dotey married Sarah Faunce, Feb. 26, 1663. She was 
daughter of John Faunce, who came in the Ann, 1623, and married 
Patience Morton, 1633-4. She was born in England about 161 5; 
was daughter of George Morton and Juliana Carpenter, who were 
married in Leyden, Eng., July 23, 161 2, and came in the Ann, July, 
1623.^ Juliana was daughter of Alexander Carpenter of Wrentham, 
Eng., and born at Ansterfield, in Yorkshire.* George Morton died 
June, 1624, and his widow married Manassah Kempton, and she 
died Feb. 19, 1665, aged 81 years. Sarah (Faunce) Dotey married 
2d, John Buck. Alice, another daughter of Alexander Car- 
penter, married in England, Edward Southworth, and after his 
death she came to Plymouth and married Gov. William Bradford 
Aug. 14, 1623. 

" Savage's Genealogical Dictionary. 

^ Davis' " Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth." ^ Ibid. Savage. 

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Court Records: 8 Feby 1675: "Estate of Ambrose Boaden 

deceased, to a known debt due from the Estate of Ambrose Boaden 
Senior deceased at p^sent to Samell Oakeman Senior is 

For the ould mans Dyet & more then ordinary Attendance in regard of 

his Infirmity of blindness for 5 years and a halfe, 50 00 00 

To money payd for him as much as 15 00 00 

comes to 65 00 00 

May not the above furnish a theory, if not a clue, to S. O.'s first wife ? 

In case Hanscom vs. Libby, 1729, there is a certified Hst of the 
Proprietors settled at Scarborough 22 June, 1720, and among them 
are : 

Sam^^ ockman 

tobias ockman 

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Israel Jordan and Polly Hagen. 

Benjamin Larrabee jun. and Susanna Libby. 

Stephen Harmon and Caroline Libby. 

Benja. Skillen and Jane Larrabee. 

John Hasty and Lydia Libby. 

Ebenezer C(e)arl (?) and Hannah Hanscom. 

Capt. Roger Libby and Mrs. Hannah Watson, wid. of Jonathan. 

Nathaniel Blake and Mary Libby. 

Samuel Waterhouse and Lucy McKenny. 

William Corbett and Sally Moses. 

James Sawyer and Octavia Libby. 

Hosea Harford and Rhoda Fogg. 

Reuben Dyer and Sally Libby. 

William Plummer and Hannah Plummer. 

Joseph Hasty and Hannah Ring. 

Daniel Goodwin and Betsey Clarke. 

Jacob Merrill jun. and Jane Meserve. 

Ephraim Pierce and Hannah H. Harford. 

Eliphalet Bryant and Sally Edgecomb. 

William Libby and Catherine Hanscom. 

Daniel Libby jun. and Rebecca Libby. 

Allison Libby jun. and Lucy Libby. 

William Westcott jun. and Lydia Marr. 

Enoch Skillen and Almira Libby. 

Joshua Dyer and Anna Hagen. 

John Beals and Abigail Libby. 

Jesse Dyer and Polly Brown. 

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Abraham Milliken and Phebe Harmon. 
Samuel Libby 4th and Sarah Beals. 
Nathaniel Dyer jun. and Anna Sawyer. 
Joseph Watson and Anna Libby. 
Luke Libby and Susanna Mathews. 
Joshua Hanscom and Abigail Libby. 
Nathaniel Libby and Lorane Mose* 
Sewall Libby and Sally Libby. 
Israel Jordan and Dorathy Libby. 
Robert Meserve and Esther Libby. 
Elias Libby and Jane Jewell. 
Abraham Leavitt and Hannah Hasty. 
Thomas Libby and Polly Plummer. 
John Adams Libby and Abigail Sawyer. 
James Randall and Mrs. Sarah Fogg. 
John Buggy and Abigail Libby. 
Josiah Libby and Mary Jones. 
Joseph Hunniwell and Bethiah Jones. 
William Stanford and Catherine Mitchell. 
Shubal Woodman and Abigail Scammons. 
Abraham Libby and Eunice Tyler. 
Andrew Libby and Abigail Tappan. 
Reuben Libby J. and Dorathy Libby. 
Elias Foss and Anna Libby. 
John Cummings jun. and Lydia Libby. 
John Libby jun. and Miriam Libby. 
Edward Skillen and Eunice Libby. 
William File jun. and Mary McKenny. 
Zebulon Berry and Hannah Libby. 
Benjamin F. Quimby and Phebe Larrabee. 
Samuel Jordan and Betsy Mitchel. 
Josiah Libby jun. and Abigail Thomes. 
Samuel Tompson and Hannah Fogg. 
James Marr and Dorathy Small. 
Robert Hasty 3d and Esther Meserve. 
John Crocker and Peggy Plummer. 

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Joshua Plummer and Betsy Bragdon. 
Moses Rice and Mary Libby. 
Samuel Hagan and Hannah Skillen. 
Joseph Larrabee and Phebe Libby. 
Benjamin Sweetser and Sarah Small. 
Benjamin Dyer and Margaret Fly. 
Josiah JoH and Polly Morris. 
Isaac Larrabee and Hannah Skillen, 
Joshua Libby jun. and Mary Small. 
Thomas Andrews and Sally Fogg. 
Zenus Libby and Miriam Fogg, 
Abraham Osgood and Mary Fogg. 
John H. Gould and Olive Libby. 
Benjamin Dudley and Clarisa Libby. 
Sherburn Libby and Mary Watson. 
John Sayer and Hannah Lancaster. 
Joseph Libby and Lydia Libby. 
Abel Trip and Sally Gustin. 
Joseph Scott Jewett and Mary Parker. 
George Tate and Esther Libby. 
Jordan Libby and Sarah Libby. 
William Tompson and Rhoda Libby. 
Andrews Tayler and Hannah Libby. 
Jacob Libby and Phebe Hagens. 
James Small jun. and Catherine Fogg. 
Jeremiah Hill and Lucinda Libby. 
Stover Libby and Doratha L. Tompson. 
James W. Davis and Mary Jones. 
Mathew Duran and Eleanor Gee, 
William Weeks and Hannah Watson. 
Daniel Libby and Sarah Plummer. 
Edward Libby and Abigail Libby. 
Enos Dyer and Aphia Fogg, 
William Maynard and Lydia J. Tompson. 
Nathaniel Hinds and Eveline Beverly. 
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Jan. 13, 1825. Paltiel (?) Marr and Unice Harmon. 

19, Stephen Towle and Miriam Plummer. 

Aug. 4, Isaac Marr and Ann Harmon. 

28, Geo. F. Randall and Hannah Libby. 

Dec. 22, Elihu Gulison and Rhoda J'oss. 

27, Rufus Libby and Ester Libby, both of Scarboro'. 

Jan. 19, 1826. Benjamin Moody and Rebecca Hunnewell, of Scarboro'. 

Apr. 6, Robert Smith, of Pittston, and Ann L. Foss, of Portland. 

May 25, Henry Jackson and Mary Moody, both of Scarboro'. 

Dec. 5, Nathaniel Libby, of Limerick, and Catherine Berry, of Scarboro'. 

17, Daniel Bragdon, of Danville, and Elanor Hunnewell, of Scarboro'. 

Feb. 14, 1827. Dennis Marr, of Limington and Catharine Harmon, of Scarboro'. 

July I o. Shirley Emery, of Cape Elizabeth, and Ann L. Kilburn, of Scarboro'. 

Oct. 18, David Toothaker, of Brunswick, and Hannah Prout, of Scarboro'. 

Nov. 28, Sewal Fogg and Eliza Harmon, both of Scarboro'. 

Jan. 27, 1828. Joseph W. Haskell and Lydia Jordan, both of Westbrook. 

Feb. 28, Jonathan M. Coolbroth, of Buxton, and Eunice Libby, of Scarboro'. 

Mar. 6, Thadeus Libby and Sally Libby, both of Scarboro'. 

13, Abraham McKenny and Hannah Jones, both of Scarboro'. 

16, Ebenezer H. Leavitt and Caroline Milliken, both of Scarboro'. 

Apr. 14, Capt. Daniel Hood and Susan P. Sargent, both of Portland. 

June 5, James Johnson, of Westbrook, and Ruth Libby, of Scarboro'. 

24, Henry Harmon, of Buxton, and Martha H. Fenderson of Scarboro'. 

26. Woodbury Libby and Abigail Meserve, both of Scarboro'. 

Mar. II, 1829. Jacob Fogg, of Portland, and Artimasia Tyler, of Scarboro'. 

Oct. 22, James M. Plummer, of Scarboro, & Ellen Plummer, of Westbrook. 

Dec. 31, William Plummer and Elizabeth Moody, both of Scarboro'. 

Jan. 7, 1830. Joseph R. Mathews, of Portland, and Harriet J. Randall, of 


Oct. 24, William Hasty and Elizabeth A. Thompson, both of Scarboro'. 

26, John Merrill jr., of Buxton, and Jane Harmon, of Scarboro'. 

May 3, 1831. Charles A. Lord, of Kennebunkport, and Ernestine Libby of 


June I, William Moses and Adeline Harmon, both of Scarboro'. 

July 17, 1832. Harrison J. Libby, of Limerick, and Margaret A. Libby, of 

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James Whitney, of Standish, and Susan Jones, of Scarboro'. 

David Plummer, of Cape Elizabeth, and Mary Ann G. Moody, of 

George Libby jr. and Damaris Small, both of Scarboro'. 

Jonas W. Chamberlain, of Barnstable, Mass., and Mary Cham- 
berlain, of Scarboro'. 

Mathias Libby and Lydia Jones, both of Scarboro'. 

Isaac Harmon and Abigail Fogg, both of Scarboro'. 

James R. Milliken, of Portland, and Julia Ann Libby, of Scarboro'. 

John N. Jones, of Brunswick, and Fanny Libby, of Scarboro. 

Horace Meserve and Esther Libby, both of Scarboro'. 

William Jones jr. and Jane W. Sawyer, both of Scarboro'. 

John H. Sawyer, of Portland, and Phebe H. Dyer, of Scarboro'. 

Rodney D. Hill, of Detroit, Michigan, and Mary B. Bacon, of 

Benjamin Boothby and Catherine Harmon, both of Scarboro'. 

Edward Moses and Mary Ann Milliken, both of Scarboro'. 

Silas Moses and Gracia Waterhouse, both of Scarboro'. 

Stephen Sanborn and Mary Libby, both of Portland. 

Darias Libby, of Pownal, and Lucinda Libby, of Scarboro'. 

Converse Libby, of Brunswick, and Nancy Meserve, of Scarboro'. 

Major Moody, and Mrs. Nancy Allen. 

William Warren, and Experience Rice, both of Scarboro'. 

Elizer D. Seavey, of Portland, and Sibyl Chamberlain, of 

Elias Milliken and Mehitable Marshall, both of Scarboro'. 

Edward Thompson and Hannah Larrabee, of Scarboro'. 

Abraham Plummer and Esther Libby, of Scarboro'. 

Ezra Bradbury jr. of Scarboro', and Aroxime Libby, of Scarboro'. 

John Lombard, of Biddeford, and Catherine Libby, of Scarboro'. 

John Watson and Mary Higgins, of Scarboro', 

Nathaniel H. Johnson, of Westbrook, and Mary Meserve of 
Dec. 4, John L. Moody, of Scarboro', and Charlotte Libby, of Cape 


John B. Merrill, of Scarboro'. and Phebee Libby, of Scarboro'. 



















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Ammon Low, of Waterborough, and Abby C. Libby, of Scarboro'. 
Jonathan U. Foye, of Westbrook, and Mary C. Milliken, of 

Joel Burnham and Betsey Holmes, of Scarboro'. 
Henry Moulton and Eliza Burnham, of Scarboro'. 
John Jones and Mrs. Bathsheba Cobb, both of Scarboro'. 
John Higgins and Mary Fogg Small, of Scarboro'. 
John Thompson, of Portland, and Mary EKzabeth Libby, of 

WiUiam Thompson, of Portland, and Mary Francis Libby of 

Sylvanus Harmon and Sarah K. Fowler, of Portland. 
Joseph Sawyer and Mary Jane Libby, of Scarboro'. 
Barney Wood and Mary Jane Watson, of Scarboro'. 
George W. Libby and Clara J. Libby, of Scarboro'. 
William Turner, of Portland, and Eliza A. Sawyer, of Scarboro'. 
Stephen Bryant and Pauline H. Snow, of Scarboro'. 

[To be continued.] 

244 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



I (V). SAMUEL WOODWARD was a descendant in the 
fifth generation of Walter Woodward, who came from England 
and settled in Scituate, Mass., in 1635 (Samuel,^ James,^ Robert,^ 
Benjamin,^ Walter^). James Woodward, his father, was born in 
Scituate Aug. 9, 1709; m. first, Dec. 16, 1731, Sarah Soper, born 
Jan. 24, 1708, daughter of Thomas Soper, and had nine children. 
She died in 1748 (?), and he married second, Feb. 15, 1749, Mrs. 
Mary, born Dec. 9, 171 7, widow of John Vinal jr., and daughter of 
Anthony and Ann (Smith) Stetson, and had five children. James 
died in 1758, and his widow married third, Nov. 28, 1770, James 
Lambert of Scituate. She spent the last years of her life in Bristol, 
Me., with her son Samuel, and died there about 1800. 


1. James, b. Sept. 17, 1732 ; d. in infancy. 

2. Lydia, b. Aug. 31, 1734; died July 8, 182 1 ; unmarried. 

3. Sarah, b. March 27, 1736 ; died in infancy. 

4. Berthia, b. Jan. 23, 1737. 

5. Sarah, b. April 14, 1740 ; m. Oct. 19, 1769, Shearjashub Bourn. 

6. Mary, b. May 14, 1742. 

7. Joseph, b. June 6, 1744. 

8. John, b. , 1746; m. April 11, 1771, Mary Hodgkins of Georgetown, and 

settled in Lisbon, Me. 

9. Elizabeth, b. 1748. 


10. Samuel, b. Oct. 9, 1750. 

11. William, b. July 12, 1752; m. Mehitable Beal, of Hingham, in 1776 (?), and 

settled in Bath, Me. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 245 

12. James, b. Aug. 12, 1754. 

13. Elisha, b. Sept. 27, 1756. 

14. Benjamin, b. Oct. 7, 1758 ; m. Dolly Lowell and settled in Topsham, Me. 

Samuel, the first son of James and Mary Vinal, was born in 
Scituate Oct. 9, 1750. He served his time and learned the trade of 
shipwright with Thomas Barstow of Hanover, Mass. ; married Dec. 
30, 1779, his oldest daughter, Sarah, born Nov. 27, 1754, and in the 
spring of 1781 moved to Bristol, Me. He built numerous vessels 
on the Damariscotta river, also the Walpole meeting-house. He 
was elected a member of the school committee in 1796. Sarah 
died Feb. 6, 181 1, and Samuel Nov. 8, 1815. Children: 

2 I. Samuel, b. in Hanover Oct. 22, 1780; m. Dec. i, 1802, Martha Twombly, 
of Bristol. He was drowned in the Damariscotta river July i, 1808, 
and his widow married in 18 12 (intention published June 16) Wm. D. 
Gould, and removed to Appleton, Me. He left no children. 
61-3 2. James, b. Jan. 20, 1783. 

4 3. Perez, b. Dec. 27, 1785 ; d. of fever Sept. 8, 1802. 
90-5 4. John, b. Aug. 5, 1788. 

6 5. Sally, b. Dec. 12, 1790; m. at Bristol Dec. 9, 1817, John Wadsworth of 
Kingston, Mass., b. Feb. 3, 1788, son of Cephas and Molly (Cook) 
Wadsworth, and moved to Strong, Me. Sarah d. Feb. 26, 1835, and 
John m. second, in December, 1837 (intention published Sept. 10) 
Electa Butler of Norridgewock, b. in 1806, and lived respectively in No. 
Salem, Solon, Corinna, Me., and No. Middleboro, Mass., where he died 
Aug. 20, 1861. Electa died March 31, 1882. Children : 

7 I. Thomas W., b. Nov. 3, 1818; graduated from Dartmouth College 1847, medical 

school 1851 ; m. Sept. 8, 1852, Eleanor, daughter of Lore and Esther (Clark) 
Wilson of Phillipston, Mass.; practiced medicine in Fitchburg; died March i, 
1854 ; no children. His widow died in Phillipston, Mass., in 1868. 

8 2. Marcia C, b. Dec. 28, 1820; m. in Solon, Me., May 27, 1841, Nathaniel, son of 

Moses and Martha (Butler) Williams of Anson. He died Feb. 12, 1853. '^^^ is 
still living in Middleboro, Mass. Children : 

9 I. Eugene S., b. March 26, 1842 ; killed Aug. 17, 1864. 
10 2. John W., b. Dec. i, 1844; d. July 12, 1847. 

246 Mai7ie Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

11 3. John W., b. Jan. 5, 1847. 

12 4. Sarah W., b. April 28, 1851. -^ 

13 3. Mary J., b. March 5, 1823 ; died April 24, 1833. 

14 4. Sarah, b. Nov. 6, 1825 ; d. Sept. 3, 1827. 

15 5. Lucy Wilson, b. Aug. 11, 1828 ; m. in Corinna, Me., April 24, 1850, Lorenzo Tuck 

of Norridgewock, b. July 8, 1826, son of David Hough and Sarah (Witherill) 
Tuck. Settled first in North Bridgewater, afterwards in South Weymouth, where 
he died Jan. 8, 1882. Lucy W. studied medicine, and is now a practicing phy- 
sician in Boston. Children : 

16 I. Lucy Ella, b. Jan. 23, 1851; d. Nov. 29, 1854. 

17 2. Lorenzo Wadsworth, b. July 15, i860. 

18 3. Sarah Etta Idell, b. Jan. i, 1864; d. Aug. 26, 1864. 

19 6. John, b. July 16, 1831 ; m. Dec. 25, 1854, Elizabeth, daughter of Josiah and 

Rebecca (Noyes) Leonard of No. Bridgewater. Children: 

Charles Thomas, b. Dec. 23, 1855. 

George Melvin, b. April 4, 1857. 

John Franklin, b. Sept. 15, 1858; d. May 10, 1859. 

Mary Ella, b. Oct. 28, i860. 

John Franklin, b. May 15, 1862. 

Arthur Leonard, b. Jan. 4, 1864. 

Fred Woodward, b. June 26, 1869 ; d. Oct. 2, 1869. 

6. Mary, b. May 2, 1793; m. in 1809 (intention published July 27), Samuel 
Russ, b. Aug. 15, 1785, son of Simeon and Jane (Huston) Ross of 
Bristol. He lived in Bristol and Wiscasset till the summer of 1825, 
when he moved to Yarmouth, N. S. Mary died in Yarmouth Dec. 5, 
1833, and Samuel married second at Yarmouth Feb. 21, 1839, Amelia 
Davis, b. in Westport, N. S., June 6, 1797. He died at Meteghan, N. S., 
June 17, 1870. His widow is now (1886) living with her daughter 
Margaret, in Portland, Me. Children by first wife^: 

28 I. Augustus Darwin, born March 23, 1810; m. June 21, 1838, at Yarmouth, Alice, 

daughter of Benjamin Killam. He died on the island of St. Thomas, W. L, in 
the summer of 1848 on his way home from Demarara. His widow m. second, Oct. 
3, 1850, Benjamin Bingay of Yarmouth. No children. 

29 2. John Woodward, b. April 20, 181 2. He was master of a vessel, and married at 

Cork, Ireland, while there on one of his voyages. He was lost at sea in 1S52. 

30 3. James Huston, b. June 27, 1814; d. Nov. 3, 181 5. 

31 4. Sarah Jane, b. Oct. 12, 1S16; m. at Yarmouth, N. S., Dec. 10, 1S35, John Cann, b. 

Oct. 7, 181 2, son of John and Mary (Dane) Cann. He was a sea captain and lost 
his life in the storm which destroyed Minot's Ledge lighthouse, April 16, 1851. 
Widow now living in Flatbush, L. L Children: 
















6. Mary, t 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 247 

32 I. John Woodward, b. Oct. 14, 1836. 

33 2. Mary Ellen, b. Dec. 25, 1838 ; d. Dec. 3, 1868. 

34 3. Henry Lovett, b. Aug. 3, 1841 ; d. Sept. 9, 1864. 

35 4. "William Edwin, b. March 16, 1844. 

36 5. Almira, b. Sept. 11, 1846; d. Oct. 2, 1846. 

37 6. Samuel Russ, b. Feb. 6, 1848. 

38 7. Thomas Woodward, b. Dec. 21, 1850. 

39 5. Almira Killam, b. March 22, 1826; m. at Yarmouth Dec. 29, 1847, Jo^^ Beular. 

Living in 1886 in Brookline, Mass. Children : 

40 I. Augustus, b. June 10, 1848; d. Nov. 9, 1849. 

41 2. Amelia, b. Aug. 4, 1850. 

42 3. Mary Elizabeth, b. Dec. i, 1852. 

43 4. Maria Ellen, b. Dec. i, 1852. 

44 5. Augustus, b. April 5, 1854. 

45 6. Charles Herbert, b. Aug. 9, 1855 ; d. Feb. 24, 1856. 

46 7. George, b. Nov. 12, 1857. 

47 8. Margaret, b. Nov. 2, 1862. 

48 6. Samuel Woodward, b. Sept. 14, 1829; d. April 3, 1833. 

49 7. Helen Augustus, b. Jan. 24, 1832; m. at Yarmouth, Oct. 19, 1849, Griffith Jenkins, 

son of William and Mary (Goudey) Jenkins. She died at Meteghan, N. S., Feb. 5, 
1875. Griffith is still living at Meteghan. Children : 

50 I. Eliza J., b. . 

51 2. George Howard, b. . 

52 3. Henry Augustus, b. . 

53 4. Grace M., b. March 13, i860. 

54 8. Mary Edith, b. April 28, 1833; d. Sept, 2, 1834. 


55 9. Margaret, b. Dec. 7, 1840; m. Sept. 6, 1857, John C. Dexter of Granville, N. S. 

Living in 1886 in Portland, Me. Children : 

56 I. Samuel Russ, b. April 13, 1858. 

57 2. Annie A., b. Jan. 9, 1861. 

58 3. Fred Torrey, b. Nov. 7, 1865. 

59 4. Arthur Gordon, b. Nov. 10, 1882. 

60 7. Thomas, b. May i, 1799; m. Nov. 29, 1826, Catherine, b. Sept. 16, 1803, 

daughter of Robert and Ruth (Fossett) Huston of Bristol. He settled 
in Damariscotta, Me. ; by trade a shipwright. Catherine died Aug. 12, 
1872, and Thomas died June 20, 1886. He was for many years deacon 
of the Congregational church. No children. 
[To be continued.] 

248 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



LARGE number of Maine families trace their descent in 
one line from John Bray of Kittery. Believing that much 
which has been published in relation to him and his family 
is erroneous, I have procured a copy of his will, as well as of the 
will of Joan (Bray) Deering, his daughter. They are as follows : 

The last Will and Testament of John Bray of Kittery in the 
Province of Maine in New England, January 22, 1688-89. 

In the name of God Amen, I John Bray senseble of my frailty of 
mortalitie & yet retaining my perfect reason & understanding for 
the preventing of all trouble about the worldly estate that God 
hath blessed me with, I do constitute and appoint this following as 
my last will and testament. 

Imp. I do give unto my loveing wife Joan Bray the house in 
Plymouth in England & the rent of it to be hers & at her dispose 
with y^ limitation that it goe to some of my Children at her decease. 
Also I give unto my loveing wife Joan Bray the new end of my 
now dwelling house in Kittery dureing the terme of her natural! 
life and at her decease I give it to my son John. 

2d — I give unto my son John Bray my fiftie acres of land or 
thereabouts given to me by the towne adjoining to Cap^ Hookes 
land, lieing — Spruce Cricke. Also I give unto my sone John the 
middle part of my new dwelling house adjoining to the New End 
and my building yard & the bed and chest & Court Cubbard that 
stands in the Easterly end of my house & this in reference to wages 
due to him. Also I doe freely give to my son John all my tooles, 
Instruments and tackling y^ belongs to building vessells. 

Mame Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 249 

3^ — I give to my wife Joan Bray & to my sone John Bray jointly 
and equally in partnership my farme at Bareboat Harbour, upland 
& marsh, except so much marsh as hereafter excepted & otherwise 
disposed. Also I give to my wife & sone the land belonging to my 
house, being about 24 acres in joint & equal partnership excepting 
the building yard before expressed & what shall afterwards excepted. 

Also I give to my wife & son jointly my 2 barnes & all my stock 
& all my household goods excepting what is before given to my son 
distinctly & what shall be afterwards excepted. 

4th — J gjyg ^Q j^y daughter Joan Bearing y^ one halfe of y^ peece 
of marsh y^ lies between 2 points at Braveboat Harbour. 

Also I give her a peece of land lieing in the South East corner 
of my land over against my house running from the said corner to 
the barns & backe to the Old fence be it two acres more or less 
with this proviso that after her decease both these parcels of land 
revert & returne to her Eldest sone John Bearing. 

5*^ — I doe give to my daughter Margery Pepperill besides the 
land already given the other halfe of that peece of marsh lieing 
between 2 points at braveboat harbour above mentioned which 
after her decease is to revert & returne to her sone Andrew Pep- 

6^^ — I doe give to my daughter Mary Bray a peece of marsh 
lieing at Braveboat harbour bought of John Andraws and his 
mother onely reserveing a highway for the carrieing of timber & 
hay — Also I give her the grassie field at the North East corner of 
my land lieing over against my house from the back Creeke to the 
land given my daughter Deering and Westward to the old fence. 
Also I give her part of my Dwelling house viz* leaneto^ & chamber 
over it & the East room & as much of the chamber as is over that. 
Yet it is to be understood that if the said Mary dye without heirs 

250 Maine Historical aiid Genealogical Recorder. 

of her body y^ what is given to her shall at her decease revert & 
returne to my son John Bray and his heirs. Also it is my will that 
when she comes to be married shee shall have one of my cowes. 
And farther that shee shall have the one halfe of the garden that 
we now improve. 

And lastly it is my will that all my debts should be paid and all 
y* is that is owing to me should be received by my wife Joan Bray 
and by my sone John Bray whom I doe desire to appoint to Exe- 
cute this my last will & testament And it is my desire that Cap^ 
Francis Hooke and Mr. Benj. Woodbridge may be overseers. 


Benjamin Woodbridge John Bray 

Francis Hooke 


Memorand, that this day being the 15th day of July 1690, M^. 
Benjamin Woodbridge personally appeared before me and made 
oath that the within written will was written by the Deponent and 
dictated by the testator, and y^ he saw the Testator Mr. John Bray 
deceased signe and scale y^ same as his act and deed and that he 
was at that time Compos Mentis and not any wayes disturbed in 
his mind but as full in his senses as at any other time of his 

Francis Woo\\.y. Jtist Pea, 

Mr. Benjamin Woodbridge owned his above oath 

Before me John Wincall Just Pea, 

Capt. Francis Hooke gave oath in Court July 15, 1690 that he 
was present and saw the within named Testator John Bray signe, 
scale and deliver the within instrument as his last will and testa- 
ment when he was in a disposing capacitie as 

Attest John Wincall Record''- 

Maine Historical a7td Genealogical Recorder. 251 

This is a true coppie of the Originall will and of the Probat 
thereof, transcribed and therewith compared this first day of 
August 1690 

p me John Wincall Recorder. 

A true copy of the records in Register of Deeds in office in the 
County of York as transcribed by Samuel Tripp Esq. 

Attest, Frank Wilson, Register of Probate, 

" In the name of God Amen. The Twentieth day of June in 
the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and seven I 
Joan Deering of Kittery in the County of Yorke, in the Province 
of the Masachusets Bay in New England widow, being very weak 
in body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given to God 
therefore, caling unto mind the mortallity of my body, do make and 
ordain this my last will and Testament that is to say principally 
and first of all, I give and commend my soul into the hands of 
almighty god that gave it, and for my body I comend it to the 
Earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner, at the 
discretion of my Executors and overseers — And as touching such 
worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, 
I give, devise and dispose of the same in the following manner & 

Imprimis I give and bequeath to my well beloved son, John 
Deering he paying my debts and funeral charges, the house and 
land whereon it stands and Orchard adjoining to it that I now live 
in, and that pasture which I was posest of after my mother her 
decease, that lies on the Northern side of the highway that goes 
from my brother William Pepperills house to my brother Thomas 
Deerings house, and also all that land and Marsh that belong to 

252 Maine Histoiacal and Ge7iealogical Recorder. 

me at Brave Boat Harbour, which I was possest of after my Father 
and Mothers decease by him freely to be possest and enjoyed I also 
will and order that my son John provide for each of my daughters 
a mourning suit suitable to their Quality. 

Item I give to my well beloved daughters Joanna Deering and 
Miriam Deering all my apparill woolin, and linnen, and all my 
household goods and movables of every sort, and that part of the 
house that was my father Brays deceased, which I was possest of 
after my mothers death, and that part of the garden which belongs 
to the house and a small parcel of land called the old field, lying 
by my brother Joseph Deerings orchard on the Southern side of 
the highway and that part of the house that was my fathers which 
is in Plymouth in England that belongs to me. All the above 
particulars bequeathed to my daughters to be Equally divided be- 
tween them the one to have the one Moyty or half part and the 
other the other half part, by them freely to be possest and enjoyed. 

I also give to each of my daughters a mourning suit of apparrell 
seutable to their quality to be provided for them by my son John 
Deering — Provided and be it alwayes understood that my above- 
named daughters do quit claim to the dwelling house and land 
which I have above bequeathed unto my son John Deering -^ -^ 

Item I desire, Intreat — Constitute make and ordaine my well 
beloved bretherin William Pepperill Esq^ and Joseph Couch to be 
my Executors and Overseers of and to this my last will and testa- 
ment, to take care that my children be possest of the above 
mentioned perticulars, given and bequethed to them — and that 
that there be no fraud or injustice done by any of my children in 
the divition of the things given them and what charges these my 
Executors & Overseers are at in settling the above premises in 
there possession of those to whom they are given, I order my son 
John Deering to pay 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 253 

And I do hereby utterly disallow & disanull all and every other 
former Testaments, Wills, and Legacies, requests and Executors by 
me in any wayes before this time named willed and bequeathed. 
Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last will & 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 
day and year above written — 

Joan Dearing 

Her Marke \ seal \ 

Signed sealed pronounced and declared by the said Joan Dear- 
ing as her last will and testament in the presence of us the 


A true Copie of the Original will of Mrs Joan Deerings tran- 
scribed and compared the lo^^ Jan^y 1707-8 

p Charles Frost Regisf- 

A true copy of the record 

Attest Frank Wilson Register^ 

Historians and genealogists have given John Bray, of Kittery, 
three wives, first, Jane Pearce; second, Margaret Lambert of 

Gloucester; third, Joan , who survived him. It has been assumed 

that Margery Bray, who was the mother of Sir William Pepperill, 
was the only child of his first wife. I believe that this is utterly 

I. It is shown in the history of Gloucester and the supplement 
thereto, that the John Bray who married Margaret Lambert, Nov. 

254 Maine Historical and Genealop'ical Recorder. 

lo, 1679, was born in Gloucester, lived there and died there, leaving 
a life estate in his property to his wife Margaret, who survived 

2. The will of John Bray shows that his wife Joan survived him, 
and that he left four children, viz.: John Bray, Joan Deering, 
Margery Pepperill and Mary Bray. Joan Deering was the wife of 
Clement Deering; Margery Pepperill was the wife of William 
Pepperill and mother of the Baronet, and Mary Bray afterwards 
married Joseph Deering. In his will he naturally mentions his 
daughters in the order of their ages ; and he names them as I have 
given them above, indicating that Joan was older than Margery, 

3. Margery was born in 1660, and was married in 1680, but Joan 
married Clement Deering in 1678-9, and their son, John Deering, 
was born June 17, 1680. Joan's husband had died in 1701, and she 
died in 1708. Margery in her will mentions her sister, Mary Deer- 
ing, the latter being the survivor of the three sisters. 

In the Wentworth Book the mother of Margery Bray is called 
Jane. If there is any other authority I have not seen it, but from 
this and Savage's guess, that John Bray of Kittery married 
Margaret Lambert of Gloucester, and the fact that John Bray left 
a widow, Joan, surviving him, it has been inferred that he had three 
wives. But if the author of the Wentworth Book has mistaken or 
miswritten "Jane" for "Joan," two of the wives vanisJi, and Joan 
becomes his only wife and the mother of all his children. 

Saying nothing of the probability that the oldest daughter, Joan, 
was named for her mother, it would be a w^onderful coincidence for 
a man to marry a second and third wife bearing the same given 
names as two of his daughters b}^ a former wife, when one of the 
names was so infrequent as "Joan." 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 255 

To put the matter in a nut shell: John Bray's wife,' in January, 
1688-9, was Joan. If he married Margaret Lambert Nov. 10, 1679, 
she must have died and he married again; but his daughter Joan 
was old enough June 17, 1680, to be married and have a child; she, 
therefore, could not be the daughter of either of the last two wives, 
if there were any "last two wives;" so that if Joan was not the 
daughter of the first wife, he must have had at least yb^^r wives ! 

In Joan [Bray] Deering's will, dated June 20, 1707, she treats 
her son, John Deering, as of age and legally capable of doing 
business. She calls her oldest daughter, "Joanna Deering," but 
signs her own name "Joan Deering;" and this is the first time the 
name "Joanna" is used; in other words the grandmother and 
mother are both called " Joan," and the third of the name is called 
" Joanna." She speaks of property coming to her from her father 
"which I was possest of after my mother's death." 

I had supposed that Joan (the wife of John Bray) was the 
daughter of John Pearce; but I find that the document between 
Micam Macintire and John Bray, recorded in York Records, vol. 
I, p. 40, was dated April 7, 1697, seven years after the death of John 
Bray of Kittery, and, therefore, fails to show that the latter was 
" son-in-law of John Pearce, late of York." As that document is 
important in this connection, I give a copy: 

" It is mutually agreed between Micam Mackatiere and John 
Braey Sons in Law to John Pearce Late of York, Deceas^ that s^ 
Pearces Estate shall be equally divided between y^ s^ Micam and 
Braey and it appearing that Micam has Paid out of s^ Estate Debts 
and other Charges to the valine of nineteen pounds 3^. 6"^ and there 
remains 16^^ which is to be equally divided between s^ Micam and 
Braey and in consideration of s^ Bray having halfe y^ Land he 

256 Mame Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

agrees to Pay to s^ Micam s^ money and the Land to be Equally 
divided by two p'sons chosen by them whic^ shall be a finall pour 
and Settlem^ of s^ Estate -^ 

Witness our hands and Seals Aprill y^ 7° 1697 

Micam Mackatier 


his mark 

John Bray P 

mark \ seal 

A true Copie of y^ Originall Agreem^ Transcribed and compared 
this 4^^ day of Aug^^ 1697 

p Jos Hamond Regist^ 

Micam Mackatier and John Braey appeared before me and owned 
this Instrument or Mutuall agreem^ to be their act and Deed and I 
doe approove and alow of y^ same as a full settlem* of y^ Estate of 
John Pearce late of York Deceassed. 

Sam'^'- Wheelwright Judge. 

A true copie of y^ originall Acknowledgement Transcribed & 
compared this 4^^ of Aug. 1697 

p Jos Hamond Regisf' 

A true copy of the Records of Vol i page 40 


Frank Wilson, Register. 

Maine Historical a7id Genealogical Recorder. 257 



\_Contimied from page igg^ 

ILLIAM ANDREWS. In the settlement of the estate 
of Richard Craniver we find the following item : " Debts. 
Richard Craniver remains debtor by the balance of ac- 
count unto my Grandfather Capt Geo. Corwin the full & just sum 
of ^23. 1 6s Dated 27*^ nov 1677 

per mee W'' Andrew Per order " 

Sam!?el Andrew. In the settlement of the estate of Corwin 
we find the following : " The claime of Samuel Gardner sen^ to 
part of the estate Capt Geo Corwin deceased died possessed of with 
the reasons of his claim in behalf of five children he had living by 
Mary one of the two daughters of Mrs Elizabeth Corwin, deceased 
which she had by a former husband Mr John White & brought 
with her to & were brought up by Capt Geo Corwin aboves^ i 
Reason is because that it is a thing knowne & owned that Capt 
George Corwin above said brought no estate or so little as may be 
called none with him in marriage to Elizabeth above said & that 
what estate they then had came by her and was as I have heard 
about ^400 

2*^^y because that Mrs Elizabeth Corwin abous^ told me about the 
time of my marriage with Mary abovesaid that she had reserved 
no certain sumb for her daughters as their portions but had by 
agreement committed all into her husbands hands in their behalf 
to run all adventures with the estate so that if all were lost they 

258 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

could claim nothino: & that a reasonable advance in case of increase 
was by agreement their dew. 

3^i>' because that as the estate came by her and what she brought 
was the root from which the rest have grown so what increase there 
was to the estate was in the time of her life & she a halfe therein 

^thiy niy father Captain George Corwin did promise me upon 
marriage that he would doe as much for & make me & my wife 
every way equal with Samuel Andrew^s & his wife who married the 
other sister which is yet to be done, there being above one hundred 
pounds as is well known given in a wedding dinner more to them 
than to us, & I was then promised it should be made up in another 
way there being also one of his children brought up from 4 years 
ould for him, v/hich could not cost less than 3 or 4 score pounds 
there being no such thing done for me I haveing ^150 at least less 
than he. 

^thiy j^y father Corwin have told me that he would make up what 
was wanting to my children at his decease, but was prevented and 
is still dew to them & him, who humbly requested the honoured 
Court will doe him right herein & for proof of that is asserted I 
can & will make oath when called thereto 

I. 2 1685 by Samuel Gardner. 

Note — Capt. Corwiu's estate was appraised ;i^5964. 19s. i 3-40!. 

Jedediah Andrews of Salisbury, deceased ye 12*^^ of July 1673 
Inventory sworn to by his widow Mary Andros Oct. 17, 1673 

At a County Court Held at Salisburie ye 13: 2 mo 1675 The 
court Doth order y* M""^ Mary Allin Shall Injoy one third part or 
the house & Land Duerino: Her Naturall life accordiuQ- to Law and 
the whole vntill the child com to the age of twenty one years & so 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 259 

out of the moveables (debts being first discharged) she shall have 
after the proportion of six parts of ten John Allin her present 
husband undertaking & giving surety for the fitting & meet Edu- 
cation of the child " &c and Rob. Pike to be guardian to the child 
till he be of ao;e to choose for his 

Acct. of John Allen May 9, 1682 

on file ' 4: 28. 

Robert Andros. His will made Dec. 6, 1675 proved by wit- 
nesses Sam'l Symonds & Josue Bisson Mar 28 1676 giving to each 
of his brothers or sisters twenty shillings a piese & ^v^ pounds to 
Mary Towne & the rest to be equally divided between his Mother 
(no name) & brother John and Joseph Andrus and made his 
" brother Samuel Symonds " his exsektor to look after the true per- 
forming of this my las wile " and to have what Ensign Gould & 
Daniel Blaike owed him «&c 

On file. 

Note — He appears to have been son, of Rob and Grace Andrews. See the will of each. 

Mr. Thomas Andrews, schoolmaster in Ipswich, who died July 
10, 1683. Inventory presented Sept. 25, 1683, by John Andrews of 
Salem & Daniel Hovie jr., who made oath in court that it was "a 
true Inventory of the estate of ther Uncle Thomas Andrews de- 
ceased amt ^551.16.10. 2: 46. 


These may certify any whom it doth or may concerne that John 
Andrews is the son of the brother of the deceased Mr Thomas 
Andrews & Daniel Hovey the son of his sister which are the 
nearest relations of the sayd Mr. Thomas Andrews deceased «& 

260 Maine Historical and. Genealogical Recorder. 

have used means to find out whether he left any will & the estate 
in hazard desire they may have administration granted to them that 
the estate may be preserved until the court may have oppertunity 
for the settlement of the estate which persons are the eldest 
children of the sayd brother & sister of the deceased 

July 13 1683 

This at the request of the said John & Daniel. 

Robert Lord Cleric. 

Sept. 27, 1683. 

These may inform this Honoured Cort & may it please your 
Honors to take notice the relations of this worthy gentilman Mr. 
Thomas Andrews my truly loving dear & well beloved brother &c 
I did more then forty years ago match with his loving and well 
beloved sister Abigail Andrews by home the Lord blest me wath 
six sons & one daughter five of which sons are yet living so that 
by this it may appear that we are nearly related to this deceased 
gentleman but in brief he hath six nephews & two neses as follows 
there is the son and dafter of his brother as namely John Andrews 
and Sarah Cannon his sister both which are considerably deters 
unto his estate as also Mrs Elizabeth Glover She is married to 
Mr John Glover formerly living at Boston now at Swansey, which 
also is detor to the estate there is myself also detor the estate 
thirty five shillings upon the prisin of some things he left me for 
my present use and gave me order to use & Kep them til he caled 
for them. There is Daniel and John Hovey two of his nefews 
deter to the estate for scolin their children about four pounds 
There is also Thomas Joseph & *Nathaniel Hovey thre of his 
nefews w^hich never had the value of on shilling of the estate of 
their uncle's that I know of. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 261 

I humbly crave your favor to overlook my weaknes in indevrin 
to lay this narrative before your Honours that when there shal aper 
a visible estate of my loving brothers you may have so much as 
thes few lines may afford as touching the settling of his estate upon 
his relations that we quietly and peasably with the Lord's blessing 
may have the benefit of the use of that his estate, which he hath 
left undisposed of. Now the good Lord of heaven so influence 
your heads and hearts by the light of his Holy spirit as that a 
divine sentence may proceed from you as God may have, yourselves 
joy in the day of Christ & no persons or person may have cause of 
complaint but that we may bless God for his mersy to see justice & 
judgment so runn in our streets So prays your humble petitioner 

Daniel Hovey sen. 

These may informe this Honoured court held at Salem Novem- 
ber 1683 that the children of the sister of the deceased Mr Thomas 
Andrews viz. Abigail Hovey these names are as follows viz Daniel 
Hovey John Hovey Thomas, Joseph and Nathaniel Mr Andrews 
his sister Franklin's daughters name is Elizabeth Glover Nov. 30 
1683 Per me Daniel Hovey Jun. 

John Choate aged about fifty eight years testifieth and saith that 
John Andrews of Salem is the reputed son of Corporal John Andrews 
deceased formerly of Ipswich for this deponent hoape to fetch the 
woman to the said John Andrews his birth and hath lived neare to 
the said John for eleaven yeares following and hath knowne him 
ever since. 

Sworn in court Ipswich 15^^ Sept ^^i 

Attest John Appleton clerico 

262 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

John Choate aged about fifty eight years certifieth and saith that 
he was in company with Mr Thomas Andrewes of Ipswich at the 
school house about eight or nine weekes before his decease & being 
in discourse with the said Andrews asking of him why he did not 
change his condition he repHed that he had no thoughts of it ; as 
he said he had tould this deponent often and the said Choate asked 
the said Mr Andrews what he would do with all his estate, and he 
tould this deponent that it was not so big but that he could easily 
bestow it and said that he would give it all to his cousens, John 
Andrews and his cousen Sarah Andrews for they stood in need 
enough of it for he said their father had bin a deare friend to him 
and he would be so to them, for said Mr Andrews they have no 
friends left. 

Sworn in Court Ipswich 25 Sept 1683 

Attest John Appleton cleric 

Jonas Gregory aged about forty two years testified that John 
Andrews of Salem is the reputed son of Corporal John Andrews 
deceased formerly of Ipswich for this deponent hath knowne the 
said John Andrewes of Salem from his minority 
Sworn in Court Ipswich 25 Sept 1683 

Attest Jno. Appleton cl 

[To be continued.] 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 263 



O HIS Excellency Joseph Dudley Esq^ Cap* General and 
Governo^ in Chief in & over her Maj^^^^ Provinces of 
the Massachusetts bay &c^ in New England To the 
Hono^^^ her Maj^^^^ Council and House of Representa- 
tives now in General Court assembled in and for s^ 
Province May 30*^"^ 1705. 
The humble Petition of Lewis Bane & Joseph Hill — Repre- 
sentatives for the Towns of York and Wells in behalf of 
them Selves and the Rest of the Inhabitants of y^ province 
of Main 
Sheweth That the Inhabitants of the S^ Province have been ex- 
treamly harrassed during the last long Warr with the Indians 
insomuch that they were forced tobreakup and betake themselves 
to Garrison, and when the peace was concluded every one being 
willing to go and make the best Improvement they could of their 
Estates, and laid out what they had, and what they could borrow to 
furnish themselves with Cattel and other Stock for which several of 
them are still in debt having not been able during this short peace 
to recover their ffortunes. And now (may it please yo'' Excellency 
and Hono^^) they have been ever since the begining of this Warr, 
and Still are Exposed to the Jncursions, and their Cattel to the 
Depredations of the Barbarous Enemy ; many whereof have been 
found killed by them, and many more missing. And because of 
their being continually in such Danger they are forced to live in 
Garrisons and cannot Jmprove their Estates. Insomuch That they 
are thereby reduced to very unhappy Circumstances and will be 

264 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

very shortly constrained to desert the province, if they have not 
some Ease given them and favour shown them by this great and 
General Assembly. And there being now Two years Taxes due 
from the Province which they are in no ways able to pay, on the 
contrary are not able to support their ffamilies, especially those 
who are forced to leave their Houses, and Lands and to live in 
Garrison houses where they are ordered to go, and where they 
guard the Owners of such Houses Estates their own in the mean 
time going to ruine and they themselves ready to Perish through 
want if some redress be not made therein. Yo^ Petitioners there- 
fore humbly pray This great and Hono^^^ Assembly would please 
to take the premises into their pious and Charitable Consideration 
and in regard of their great Poverty would be pleased to Remit 
them their Taxes, and bepleased to Order That those persons who 
are forced to go to Garrison Houses and so cannot Jmprove their 
own Estates, may during the Warr be allowed some liberty and 
priviledge for pasture, and planting in the grounds belonging to 
such Houses for their necessary support. As to yo^ Excell : and 
Hono^'^ in yo^ Wisdom shall seem meet. — 

And yo^ Petitioners (as in duty bound) shall ever pray &c^ 
June 19^^^ 1705: read & Lewis Bane 

Joseph Hill 

Resolved that the arrearages of Taxes due from y^ Townes of 
Yorke and Welles be Remitted to them and that they be not Rated 
in y*^ p'sent Tax — 

Sent up for Concurrance Thomas Oakes Speaker. 

And further Resolved that his ipx^y the Gouer^io'' and Councill 
be desired to take Care and order that where p^'sons are forced 
from their own Liveings into Garrisons, Those who have theire 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 265 

Lands and Estates by them preserved Do Suffer Such as are theire 
Defence as aforesaid to take up and Jmprove Some part of theire 
Lands for to produce Some Small help and Reliefe to them and 
theire families as Sometimes they have done 

Thomas Oakes Speaker 

Jn Council 
June 26° 1705. 

This Second Resolve was read and Concurr'd. 

JS" Addington Secry 

— Mass. Archives, vol. 3, p. 413. 


(i) John, b. May 6, 1730; Susanna Brown, b. Mar. 21, 1743; m. 
Mar. 4, 1 76 1. Children: 

2 ^ Perez, b. Aug. 28, 1761 ; m. Kezia Gray. 

3 2 John, b. Mar. 31, 1764; m. Pamelia Grey. 

4 3 Sarah, b. Feb, i, 1766. 

5 4 Dorcas, b. Jan. 17, 1768; m. Loring Mitchell 

6 5 Rothens, b. Nov. 4, 1769. 

7 ^ Jane, b. Mar 14, 1772 ; m. Jeremiah Buxton. 

8 7 Joanna, b. Mar. 10, 1774; m. John Gray. 

9 ^ Elbridge, b. Mar. i, 1776; m. 1st, Sallie Loring; m. 2d, Mrs. Olive Leigh- 

ID 9 Daniel, b. Nov. 24, 1777. 

11 "^ Mariam, b. Sept. 17, 1780; m. William Davis. 

12 " Sukey, b. Nov. 5, 1782 ; m. Jonathan Byram. 

13 '2 Saba, b. Dec. i, 1784; m. Nathan Smith. 


266 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

(2) Perez, b. Aug. 28, 1761 ; d. Dec. 25, 1847; m. May 11, 1786, 
Kezia Gray. Children: 

14 ' Robert, b. Feb. i, 1787. 

15 ^ Perez, jr., b. Feb. it, 1789. 

16 3 Rothens, b. July 18, 1791. 

17 4 Elbridge, b. May 15, 1794. 

18 5 John Russell, b. Nov. 5, 1795 ; m. Betsey Greeley. 

19 ^ Dorcas, b. July 15, 1799. 

20 7 Kezia Gray, b. Dec. 6, 1806. 

(15) Perez, jr., b. in N. Yarmouth, Feb. 11, 1789; d. Dec. 25, i860; 
m. Jan. 13, 181 3, Sally T. Brown; b. in Greene, Sept. 19, 1793; d. 
Nov. 18, 1869. Children: 

21 ' Amanda M., b. Oct. 29, 1813; d. July 25, 1867; m. ist, Nathaniel T. 

Royal; d. Sept. 19, 1849, aged 35 ; m. 2d, C. T. Bayley. 

22 2 Mary S., b. May 27, 1817 ; d. Dec. 27, 1869 ; m. Charles Marian Oct. 27, 


23 3 Robert Scott, b. Jan. 17, 1820; d. May 23, 1836, at N. Yarmouth. 

24 4 Leoline H., b. June 16, 182 1 ; m. Sarah B. Merrill Mar 16, 1848. 

25 5 David Gray, b. Aug. 4, 1823 ; m, Ann E. Knight Sept. 23, 1847. 

26 ^ Edwin R., b. May 25, 1825 ; d. Apr. 11, 1826, at N. Yarmouth. 

27 7 Edwin R., b. Aug. 28, 1827 ; m. Lucy S. Allen. 

28 ^ Dorcas Jane, b. Jan. 18, 1830; d. Mar. 17, 1867; m. ist, James Guptill, 

Oct. 28, 1852 ; he d. Sept. 10, 1854, aged 26; m. 2d, John M. Merrill. 

29 9 William M., b. Aug. 20, 1832 ; d. May 7, 1840, at N. Yarmouth. 

30 '° Helen Marr, b. May 4, 1835 ; d. Feb. 26, 1884; m. Joseph G. Merrill, Oct. 

13, 1858. 

(18) John Russell Drinkwater, m. Betsey Greeley Jan. 23, 1823. 

31 ' Elbridge G., b. Feb. 28, 1824. 

32 ^ Susan, b. Dec. 23, 1825. 

T^-^ 3 Keziah G., b. May 13, 1830. • 

34 4 Margaret E., b. Aug. 2, 1832. 

35 5 John B., b. Aug. 2, 1835. 

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FROSt ESq & 


FROSt. OB* Y« 6*^ 

NOU'- r739 ^tAtlS 

SEu^n w. & 3 D. 

In memory of 

the friend and 

companion of 

Samuel Thomes, 

who died 

Aug. 23, 1820, 

^t. 42. 



Apr. 28, 1874, 
Mt. 76 yrs. 9 mo. & 5 ds. 


Wife of 

Charles Chesley, 


Jan. 15, 1854, 

^t. 57 ys. 6 ms. 



wife of 

Charles Chesley, 


Oct 16, 1825 ; 

^.20 yrs. 


wife of 
Charles Chesley, 

May 9, 1867, 



July 12, 183s; 

M. 38. 

And we will trust in God to meet thee 
yet again." 


Jan, /, 18^2 ; 
M. 25. 

Even so Father, for so it seem'd good in 

thy sight." 


Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

3^ C. SPARi^o^ 


Feb. 4, 1858, 

M. 27 yrs. 3 mos. 

Not he^-e^ but risen. 

Sacred to the mefnory of 

Mrs. Abigail, widow of 

Daniel Epes Esq. 

died Mar. 10, 1826^ 

^t. 81. 

(Corrected from Vol. II., p. 252.) 

In Memory of 

Janies Ada7ns fon of "^~ 

Capt Ebenezer Adams 

& Mr? Lydia Adams, who 

died Feb. i, 1798 : aged 20 

years, 5 months & 21 days. 

*' O life frail offspring of a day ; 
'Tis paffed with one fhort gafp away. 
Swift as the fhort liv'd flow'r it flies, 
It fprings, it blooms, it fades, it dies." 
(Incomplete in Vol. II. p. 196.) 



ICHARD HUNNIWELL aged about 40 yeares sworn 
saith. That he this Deponent being an Inhabitant in the 
Towne of Scarborough about 28 yeares, & being sum- 
moned to give in his evidence about a parcell of Marsh now in 
controversy between Daniell Fog & John Mills both of Scarborough 
which parcell of Marsh being given unto Daniel Fog by the Towne 
of Scarborough, Saith, That he never knew the aboves^ parcell of 
Marsh to be mowed by John or Jeams Mills, or any other person 

Maine Historical and Ge^iealogical Recorder. 269 

from, by, or und^ them, or any of their Predecessors belonging to 
the Plantation they now possesse & further saith not 
30 April 1686 Sworne before me 

Josh: Scottow: Just p. 

A true Copy of the Originall Oath compared by me this 4^^ of 
May 1686: Josh: Scottow 

Just p. 

Reed: y^ 25 Aug 1699 of John Walley ffour pieces of duffils a 
Bundle Shirts a parcel of fflints & a barril of Rum to be deld to 
Capt Hill at Sacoe y^ danger of y^ Seas Excepted — John Grien 

Cap"^ Hill. The price of bear skins is about 5: 6 on w*^ another 

moose about 9^ or 10^ a ^^ bever about 5^ I have sent y^ above 

perticulars blew & Red Broadcloths is not to be had for money & 

y^ affaire of supplying what is wanted for y^ Indians is not settled 

& I could onely send such things as I had in store 

Yours John Walley 
Shirts 12. Callicoe. 

28 most ffine st: cloath. 

Blackp:^ 8th iQth 1 53^ 
Received of Daniell Fogg one firkin of Butter weigh, seventy 

three pound. Tare allowed twelve pound, on y^ Acc^ of Mr 

Samuell Wallker. I say Received pr me 

of Butter viz. 61^^ Tho: Scottow 

firkin 73 

12 Tare 

61 Butter. 

March the 20: 1692-3 
Left: John Hill these Com to acquaint you thatt John tocarr a 

270 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

sholdor fformerly under Cap^^ Rogers wase put under my Com^: 
Som Time In novembr Last these are to desier you to giue him his 
ticket ffrom thatt time untill you Relesed him Bein the: 24: of 
ffeabarey a Louin tenn dayes that he had to goe home 

Your Louing Brother 


The deposition of John Howell aged 48 yeares, Sworne 
Sayth, that John Mills deceased, hath for 30 years sinse or y^ abouts 
possessed by mowing a Parcell of Marsh y^ lyeth on both sides of 
the River that goeth toward^ Nonesuch, so farr as a dead roote of 
a tree lyeth in the Cricke y^ usually was y^ path goeing toward^ 
Nonesuch, & adioyneing to the Meddow y* Mr Robert Jordan 
Claimd, & so downe y^ River to the Clay pitt, & did see the s^ Mills 
cutt Sundry years hay in y^ Marsh, on both sid^ of y* river this 
deponent sayth, & further sayth not. Sworne this 13^^ of July 
1 681: before mee Bartholomew Gydney Assistant, A true Coppy 
trancribed out of y^ ReCord^ booke 

4^ pa: 43: this 18^ May 1686: pr. Edw: Rishworth 


At a Meeting held by the Inhabitants of the town of Scar- 
borough alias Black point, on the tenth day of December 1719, 
and then there was a vote past by the Major part of the Inhabi- 
tants for- a town Meeting to be held on y^ last thursday in March, 
in order to Chuse town oficers for y^ regulating and Managing of 
town Business, & an entry was made of Said v^ot by order of the 
Inhabitants at the said meeting as witness our hands, who have 

hereunto Subscribed Hesekia Phillips. 

Whereas y^ Agreement abou was before we could possibly 
forsee y* the Government would ordain y^ 31st Currant for a publick 

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fast; we did notify each other, & agree y* this present "day, being 
the 30^ Should be the day for convening of the town, accordingly 
being mett & our names written down choose the following town 

Scarborough March 30^ 1720 

John Wintworth Liet Govenr 
Sam Penhallow Esquire 
George Vaughan Curnell &c 
William Cotton 
Elisha Plaisted Captn. 
Joseph Curtis. 
Thomas Letherby 

James Libby 
Thomas Cotton 
W"^ furneld 
Joseph Beard 
John libby Junior 
Thomas burris 
Nathan white 

John Milikin 
Hezekia Phillips. 
Philip Derby : 
Daniel ffog 
John Bukford 
John Libby 
William Libby 
John ffog 
Job. Birnam 
Henry Bukford 

James liby 
James fry 
John Letherby 
Mth. Libby. 
Sam^ Libby. 

Joseph Berry. 
Richard rogers 
Thom. Seavy. 
Ebenezer Sevy. 
W™. Newberry 
John Melikin Jun. 
Nathan Knight 
John Bragg. 
Charles Brown 
John Roberts 
Voted — Thomas Letherby Moderator. 

Voted, y^ John Libby have Six Acres at Jamaica near y^ Mill 
Instd. of 5 acres to be Given to James Libby w*^^' he surrenders. 

Voted, Samuel Libby Town Clerk Sworn per Select min March 
30, 1720. 

Roger Deering ) Nathan Knight ~\ (. 

John Millikin V- Select men Philip Derby ( surveyors ^^^^^^ 

Job. Burnam ) Thomas Seavy f H' h 

Will Libby Constable sworn pr Selectmen John Libby junior J S ^' Y • 

Hesekia Phillips | Auditors of Select- Thomas Letherby ] Sworn viewers of 

Roger Honewell ) mens accounts. William Newberry j fences. 

272 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Voted, Mr W^^\ Cotton be satisfyd for all trouble & charges in 
Gettlns: the town Book. 

Voted, y^ the Saw Mill Built by Roger Deering John Liby 
Roger Honiwell & Matthew Libby the land whereon it Stands be 
confirmed to them. Also three acres of land to lay loggs upon for 
every bodys use at s^ mill as long as s^ mill is continued there. 

Voted, y^ small Lots be Given for Incouragem* to young men 
to strengthen thee town. 

Voted, s^ lots, each man to have Six acres on the Great hill be- 
hind Mr Penhallow farm northerly & to be made up 50 where the 
town shall think proper. 

Voted, s^ lots y*^ number shall not exceed twenty 

Voted, y^ the remainder of the town common continue & shall 
be att the disposal of the present comoners of the town in pportion, 
and to admitt of no addition. 

Voted, y^ the first 20 men who shall offer (to the approbation of 
the selectmen) to Settle on the encouragement above s^ on s^ land 
be y^ men to enjoy s^ lands & be laid out accordingly within twelve 

Now agreed with the rev^ Mr Hugh Campbell (y^ whereas he has 
obldgd himself already to stay with us & labour in the ofhce of the 
ministry till the last of May next) y^ we will pay to him y^ Sum of 
fifty pounds for one year to commence y^ first of June next he 
Performing y^ ministerial office, as above, which he did publickly 
engage to do, as also we engaged to Suport him with Meat drink 
washing and lodging Sutablc for s^^ year. 

Attest — Same. Libby Town Clerk. 

Mame Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 273 



HE Deposition of Martha Lord Aged about Seventy 

Seven years Testifieth and Saith that She very well 

remembers M^ Tuckers living at Great Works after M^ 

Leader Left y^ place which was upward of 60 years agon. And 

further this Depona^ Saith that M^ Roger Plaisted dwelt at y^ same 

place fifty seven years agone or thereabouts and he & his Sons 

have Mostly been in Possession Ever since And further Saith that 

y^ Now Town of Berwick from Sturgeon Creek up to Toziers above 

Salmon falls hath been Inhabited above Sixty years | & further 

Saith not 

York ss I Berwick Sept^ 19^^^ 171 7 Sworn In Perpetuam rei 


John Wheelwright) J Peace 
Charles ffrostJ & QtiorMm 

(York Reg, 8-238.) 

26 March, 1706-7. Martha Lord, and Nathan Lord, Sen., Ben- 
jamin Lord, John Cooper, all of Kittery, Moses Littlefield, of 
Wells, Thomas Downs, William ffost, Tobias Hanson, all of 
Dover, convey to William Lord, of Kittery, son of Abraham Lord, 
certain land and personal property which was our brother Samuel 
Lord's, son of y^ aforesaid Martha Lord. (id, s, 54.) 

6 July, 1714. George Norton of Manchester (wife Mary signs 
with him) love and affection conveys land in York to my daughter 
Elizabeth Woodbridge y^ wife of John Woodbridge of Newbury, 
joiner. (id, 8,112.) 

274 Alaine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

2 2 Aug., 1 715. John Tinney, of Kittery, love and affection con- 
veys to my son William Mitchell and daughter Eliz^ Mitchell his 
wife, land and marsh at Spurwink River which I formerly dwelt on. 

(York Reg, 8, 156.) 

5 June, 1698. Susannah Seacomb, of Boston, single woman, 
Trustee to the estate of my late father M^ Richard Seacomb, late of 
Casco Bay, for the bringing up of his two sons Noah and Richard 
Seacomb, as by his will now at Salem. ' (id., s, 161.) 

20 Oct., 1698. James Corbin, of Woodstock co. Suffolk, kins- 
man and now is the only heire at law of Robert Corbin late of 
Casco Bay, conveys his estate there to John Rogers, of Boston, 
[v. Recorder, II, 130.] (id., s, 162.) 

14 Aug., 1685. Thos. Cloice and Susannah my wife, convey to 
Richard Seacomb all interest in that farm where my father in law 
George Lewis lived & dyed, which he gave to his three youngest 
daughters. (id, s, 164.) 

Jotham Lewis of Greenland and Mary Lewis his wife, daughter 

of George Lewis, call Hannah wife of James Darlin her sister. 

(Id, p. 165.) 

Nathaniel Wallis deposes, 9 July, 1683, that George Lewis in his 
will gave i2d. each to his two sons, and his land he gave to his 
three youngest daughters. (id, p. 166.) 

George Lewis, who first lived with Thomas Purchase at Pejepscot, was one of our first settlers at 
Back Cove, lie was killed with his wife Anna by the Indians in August, 1676, as were also his 
daughter Ann, and her husband James Ross, as Lieut. T. Clark wrote to Mrs. Elizabeth (Clceve) 

[Mitton] Harvey. Another daughter, Mary, married i, Thomas Skillings, and 2, Wilkins, and 

was living at Salem in 1732 [v. Recorder, II, 102.] His eldest son was Philip Lewis; his other 
son was John Lewis, who had a wife, Elinor. These seven children enumerated were undoubtedly 
his entire family. 

Maine Historical ajtd Genealogical Recorder. 275 

12 Sept., 1685. John Greason, of Boston, son of Robert 
Greason, formerly of Falmouth in Casco Bay, conveys his lands 
there to John Houghton. (York Reg, 8, 165.) 

16 Sept., 1682. Articles of Agreement between Olive Wincoll, 
William Plaisted, James Plaisted, John Plaisted, Elisha Plaisted, 
Ichabod Plaisted, Elizabeth Plaisted and Mehitable Plaisted, con- 
cerning the estate left unto them by y^ late Mr Roger Plaisted of 
Kittery, deceased, husband to y^ sd Olive & father to y^ sd 
Plaisteds, — which estates Layes part of it in Province of Maine 
and y^ Rest of it in y^ Colloney of Conecticut. • (id., s, 132.) 

26 Oct., 1 716. Samuel Walker, of Piscattaqua, New Jersey, 
Bond ^150. to William Pepperell jr. to warrant against his wife's 
dower in a tract of land at Saco, purchased of Benjamin Blackman 
by said Walker's father and Sampson Sheafe. (id, 8, 186.) 

Recites a controversy between Mary Plaisted, of York, Adminis- 
tratrix of the estate of Mr John Sayward formerly of York, 
deceased, and John Sayward, son of said John, relating to land of 
said deceased; and recites that John Sayward had purchased y^ 
right of his sisters Susannah and Hannah Sayward — y^ shares of 
Esther & Mary Sayward now in Canada remains to them if de- 
manded. (Id, 8, 189.) 
[v. Hull's Siege and Capture of Fort Loyal, pp. 19,11.; no, n., and 58, n.] 

10 May, 1711. Job Young and Thos. Haynes convey marsh 
formerly belonging to Rowland Young of York, deceased, father of 
said Job and Thos. Haynes' wife. (York Reg., 8, 191.) 

10 May, 171 7. Charles Frost quitclaims to William Moodey, of 
Newbury, all right in land in York, formerly Thos. Beeson's which 

276 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Frost bought of Abigail Fryer of New Castle widow and Executrix 
of Joshua Fryer late of New Castle, mariner, and now y^ wife of 
said William Moodey. (W., 8, 209.) 

Priscilla Johnson aged about 80 years, deposes, 8 Jany 171 7, that 
William Hook had two sons born at York, Humphrey and Wil- 
liam, about 60 years since more or less. 

Thomas Bradbury and Mary his wife each depose to the same 
effect. ' (Id., 8, 261.) 

27 March, 171 7. Thomas Huffe, and wife Sarah, of Cape Por- 
poise,- convey land there given me by my father in law Aaron 
Ferris, formerly of Kittery. (id., 8, 219.) 

14 Feb., 1 716-7. Ezra Rolfe, and Sarah his wife, and Martha 
Jackson, sister to said Rolfe's wife, of Bradford, county Essex, con- 
vey to James Tyler of said Town, all our right in land, meadow 
and marsh lyeing between Black Poynt River & Saco River, which 
fell to our father John Jackson, deceased, which did belong unto 
our grandfather Jackson deceased, from whom our father derived 
his right. (id., s, 249.) 

1704. John Frink recites in a deed; "the tract of Land that was 
given by Capt. Francis Champernoone to Mary Cutt y^ now wife 
of Mr Richard Briar of Kittery." (id., 7. 2.) 

8 Dec, 1703. Ante-nuptial contract between William Hearl 
Sen. and Sarah Gooding widow of James Gooding, all of Kittery. 

(Id., 7, 4.) 

2 2 MciL, 1704. Samuel Donnell, of York, Administrator of his 
late father Henry Donnell, conveys to Mrs. Elizabeth Donnell, 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 277 

relict widow of my brother Thomas Donnell, late of York, deceased, 
the land bought of Richard Collicutt by my said father 20 July 

1658. (Id., 7, 72.) 

2 2 McH., 1704-5. Elizabeth Donnell of York, widow and Ad- 
ministratrix of Thomas Donnell, conveys to "my brother Samuel 
Donnell" land derived from my deceased husband's father Henry 
Donnell, — "being the double share belonging to my said husband 
in his father's estate." (id., 7, 32-) 

6 McH., 1709. Nathaniel Donnell, mariner, late of York, now of 
Boston, conveys his share in land in York, which Henry Donnell 
grandfather of said Nathaniel bought of Richard Collicut, 20 July 
1658; sold by Samuel Donnell his heir and Administrator to 
Elizabeth Donnell, widow of Thomas Donnell (22 Mch 1704) and 
confirmed to said Nathaniel, by the Judge of Probate, as his share 
of his father Thomas Donnell's estate. (id., 7, 149.) 

Hannah Donnell, a daughter of above Thomas. (id., 7, 198) 

14 July, 1701. Lewis Bane and Mary his wife, of York, conveys 
one half of lot of land, reciting it was formerly granted to Nicholas 
Davise; by him given to his son-in-law Mathew Austin; ^by him 
given to his two daughters Mary (now wife of said Lewis Bane) 

and Sarah. (York Reg. Deeds, 7, 31.) 

Job Young conveys the other half, calling his wife Sarah (Austin). 

(Id., 7, 242.) 

29 July, 1703. "Arthur Bragdon Jr. and Sarah his wife and 
Abiall Masterson his wives sister," all of York. 

(Id., 7, 3I-) 

8 Dec, 1701. William Pepperell Esq^ and Margery his wife, and 
Joseph Dearing and Mary his wife, and Joan Dearing Relict of 

278 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

Clement Bearing late of Kittery deceased, and Administrators to 
y^ estate of Mr John Bray late of Kittery deceased, convey ^15. 
to Nicholas Tucker, 15 acres of land at Spruce Creek in Kittery, 
as by a grant of 26 April 1667. (id., 7, 17-) 

20 Jan., 1707. Mr James Plaisted and Mary his now wife the 
relict of John Saword, all of York. (id., 1, 97-] 

This wife was the daughter of Edward Rishworth for many years Recorder of the Province; his 
first wife was Lydia, daughter of Richard and Lucretia Hitchcock, and granddaughter of the first 
Thomas Williams of Saco. 

30 Oct., 1707. Joseph Bolls, joyner, and Mary Lord, mother 
naturall to y^ said Joseph, being both Inhabitants of Ipswich, £\o, 
to Joseph Hill, of Wells, the whole farm of Master Joseph 
Bolls, deceased, in said Wells, who was grandfather to said Joseph 

Bolls. (York Reg. Deeds, 7, 82.) 

10 Jan., 1703-4. Jane Godsoe, of Kittery, relict and executrix 

of the last will of my deceased husband Thomas Withers, conveys 

to William Pepperell Esq^ 50 acres being part of 100 acres of 

land granted to said Thomas Withers, 24 May 1652. 

William Godsoe consents to his wife's conveyance as above. 

(Id., 7, 92.) 

Hugh Crockett, of Kittery, " to my cousin Henry Barter of 
Kittery; also calls Ann Crockett "sister in law." (id., 7, 92.) 

8 Aug., 1665. Ephraim Lynne and Anne his wife, of Kittery, 

convey a dwelling house and half an acre of land on the Point, 

given to me by my mother then called Sarah Mitchell, now Sarah 

Morgan and confirmed by her present husband Francis Morgan. 

(Id., 7, 23.) 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 279 

20 March, 1703-4. Joseph Hill and Susanna his wife recite 
that Christopher Beetle late of Kittery died intestate and left two 
children, viz : Christopher and the above Susanna. (id., 7, 29.) 

April, 1702. Controversy about Withers Island in Piscataqua 
River which was formerly given by Thomas Withers to his two 
daughters Mary & Elizabeth 27 June 1701. Dodevah Curtis 
who married Elizabeth Withers, Samuel Keais and Samuel 
Penhallow executors and legatees of the estate of Madam Bridget 
Graffort relict and sole Executrix of Mr Thomas Graffort, she 
being formerly relict and sole executrix of Thomas Daniel Esq. of 
Portsmouth who had one half of said island sold him by one 
Thomas Rice who married Mary Withers. (York Reg. Deeds, 6, 148.) 

24 February, i 701-2. Katherine Paul, wife of Stephen, late 
of Kittery, surviving heir of Mr Antipas Maverick deceased, 
and John Paul, Daniel Paul and Moses Paul and John Thomson 
and Sam^ ffernald Sons in law to said Katherine Paul, and all of 
them surviving heirs of Samuel Paul. (id., 6, 161) 

25 January, 1699. Joshua ffryar and Abigail my wife of 
New Castle, to Lt. Charles Frost all our right &c. in and to a cer- 
tain Legacie which was given by our late Hon. father Charles 
Frost Esq. unto his youngest son our brother Nicholas Frost 
deceased. (id., 7. 20.) 

Benjamin Pierce and Lydia his wife of Newberry to Same, by 
same description. (id., 7. 21.) 

Thomas Pierce and Mehetable his wife, of Portsmouth, to Same, 
by same description. (id., 7, ^i-) 

John Hill and Mary his wife, of Kittery, to Same, by same 
description. (id., 7, 21.) 

Mem. The marriages of the first three daughters above are not given in the Frost Genealogy in 
the Wentworth Book, II., 49, n. 

280 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 



Bath June 20^^' 1808. 
Dear Sir 

This will be handed you by Mr. Emerson, who takes with him 

a number of letters to be filed up with the names of all the Capts 

and Staff officers in Your Regt. 

I will thank you to assist M^ Emerson in filing up the blanks and 
shall be much obliged by your forwarding the letters by the very 
first conveyance to the several officers. 

I shall expect the pleasure of having you dine with me on the 
4th Jtily. 

A military procession will be form^ 1-4 past 10 O'clock at which 

time it will be the more pleasant to have you with us. 

I am Sir Your Humble Servant 

Wm. King. 
Adjutant Abel Merrill 

Bath, nth July, 1808. 
Dear Sir 

It is now nearly time that the division should be organized, I 

have for the purpose concluded should it meet your wishes to 

appoint you one of my Aids de Camp, you will oblige me by caling 

down tomorrow or next day at farthest, should you be inclined to 

accept the appointment as I wish the Division orders immediately 

forwarded — 

I am Sir Respectfully 

Your Obedient Servant. 

Wm. King. 
Abel Merrill Esq. 

Maiiie Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 281 

Bath,' October 12*^, 1808. 

Dear Sir 

I shall attend the reviews at the Eastern quarter of the Division, 

which will commence with Co^^ Thatchers Regt on Tuesday the 

i8^^ should you find it convenient to attend it will be well for you 

to call over to Wiscasset on Sunday evening next or on monday 

Morning by 1 1 o clock I shall have this on Sunday and expect to 

leave for the East on Monday — I will thank you to inform me as 

to your determination by Post tomorrow — 


Yours W!'^ King 
Maj!" Abel Merrill 


Head Quarters Boston, io*'^ Novemb 1808. 
The Commander in Chief having had the advice of the Council 
on the Petition of William Storne and others, praying for leave to 
raise a Company of Cavalry in the 11^^ Division of the Militia 
thereupon Orders, that Major General William King be and he is 
hereby authorised to raise a Company of Cavalry in the first 
Brigade of his Division, subject to all the rules and regulations 
provided by law for raising such Corps, particularly that no stand- 
ing Company be reduced thereby to a less number than sixty four 
privates. — 

DIVISION orders. 

II "^^ Division Bath December 2^, 1808. 
Pursuant to the foregoing General Order Benjamin Ames Esq^ 
will please to notify the Petitioners and their associates, for raising 
a Company of Cavalry within the first Brigade of this Division, to 

282 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

assemble at the dwelling house of Stephen Winship in holder at 
Bath on the fifteenth day of this month, at two of the clock in the 
afternoon, then and there to elect one Captain, two Lieutenants, 
and one Cornet, for said Company, giving at least ten days notice, 
at which Election Major Abel Merrill will preside and make return 
thereof. — 

Wm. King Major General of 

the 1 1^^ Division. 

Bath November 25*^ 1808 
Dear Sir 

I have received orders for a detachment of militia say 700 
from my Division I wish you to call down on Sunday or monday 
for the purpose of distributing them — as it will be well to have 
the detachment made as early as possible. 

Respectfully yours 

Wm. King 
Majr Abel Morrill. 

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John Chace, Kittery 
Nathan Coffin 
John Pray " 

William Cole 

Benjamin Akerman, Portsmouth, N. H. 
Timothy Remick, Kittery 
Noah Cutts ■ " 

John Cole 

James Mclntyre, Portsmouth N. H. 
Jeremiah Grover, York 

Benjamin Fernald, Kittery 
Andrew Lydston 
Charles Fernald 
Solomon Staples 
Nathaniel Staple 
William Brooks 
William Wheron 
Isaiah Brooks 
William Welch 
Amos Paul 
John Kelley 
Samuel Benson 
Samuel Brooks 
Elisha Hammond 
Isaac Moore 


John Stacey, 

Larance Ellis " 

George Fernald " 

Moses Wilson " 

John Smart " 

John Main " 

Reuben Hanscom " 

David Rogers " 

Thomas Knight " 

Isaac Staple " 

Simon Libbey " 

Ebenezer Clark " 

Moses Amee '' 

Daniel Dill 

Noah Hutchins " 

George Spinney " 

James Fernald " 

Joseph Beal " 

Reuben Spinney " 

Peletiah Hanscom " 

Joseph Weeks Fernald " 

Thomas Spokefield " 

Cato Rogers " 

Jos. Med. Fitzgeral, Portsmouth N. 

John Gunison " 

Abraham Senter " 

John Caverly " 

Philip Davis Durham, N. H. 

Daniel Pribble, York. 


284 Maine Historical and Ge^iealogical Recorder, 





Graffam, Abigail, dau. of Caleb and Lois, Apr. 11, 1744. 

Trip, Othniel, son of Othniel and Hannah, May 20, 1744. 

Knights, Abigail, dau. of Wm. and Hannah, Dec. 5, 1744. 

Bodge, Mary, dau. of John and Rebecca, Dec. 19, 1744. 

Webb, Josiah, son of Samuel and Bethiah, Jan. 21, 1744-5. 

Mabery, William, son of Thomas and Bethiah, Feb. i, 1744-5. 

Hunewell, William, son of Zerubabel and Hannah, Jan. 17, 1745-6. 

Farrow, Abigail, dau. of John and Hannah, Feb. 3, 1745-6. 

Mabery, William, son of Thomas and Bethiah, Apr. 12, 1746. 

Anderson, Abraham and Isaac, sons of Abraham and Bathshica, Nov. 22, 1746. 

Webb, Elizabeth, dau. of Samuel and Bethiah, Mar. 4, 1746. 

Wight, Eunice, dau. of Rev. Mr. Wight and Deliverance his wife, Apr. 28, 1747. 

Bodge, John, son of John and Rebecca, Dec. 12, 1747. 

Hunewell, Elijah, son of Zerubabel and Hannah, Dec. 27, 1747. 

Mabery, John, son of Thomas and Bethiah, Mar. 28, 1748. 

Farrow, Ezekiel, son of John and Hannah, Jan. i, 1748-9. 

Starbird, Elizabeth, dau. of Nath^ and Eliz"\ May 10, 1749. 

Mabery, Sarah, dau. of Thomas and Bethiah, July 12, 1749. 

Hunewell, Hannah, dau. of Zerubabel and Hannah, Nov., 1749. 

Brown, Ezra, son of Ezra and Mary, Apr. 3, 1750. 

Bodge, Sarah, dau. of John and Rebecca, June 17, 1750. 

Chase, Nathan^ son of Eliezer and Jane, July 14, 1750. 

Webb, Dorothy, dau. of David and Dorothy, Sept. i, 1750. 

Peabody, Mary, dau. of Sam^ and Ruth, Nov. 29, 1750. 

Crague, Betty, dau. of Hugh and Eli^% Dec. 26, 1750. 

Sterling, Miriam, dau. of Joseph and Mary, Jan. 18, 1 750-1. 

Graffam, Sarah, dau. of Caleb and Lois, Feb. 24, 1 750-1. 

Hunewell, Patience, dau. of Zerubabel and Hannah, Apr. 27, 1752. 

Stephens, Nath\ son of John and Hannah, May 7, 1751. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 285 

Mabery, Thomas, son of Thomas and Bethiah, July 17, 1751, 
Manchester, Stephen, son of Stephen and Sea-Fair, Aug. 9, 1751. 
Walker, Molly, dau. of Micah and Beulah, Sept. 5, 175 1. 
Farrow, Timothy, son of John and Hannah, Sept. 17, 175 1. 
Brown, Amos, son of Ezra and Mary, Mar. 3, 1752. 
Webb, David, son of David and Dorothy, June 31, 1752. 
Bodge, Thomas, son of John and Rebecca, June i, 1752. 
Elder, John, son of William and Mary, Aug. 9, 1752. 
Peabody, Josiah, son of Saml and Ruth, Aug. 9, 1752. 
Sterling, Abigail, dau. of Joseph and Mary, Nov. 12, 1752. 

Chase, Joshua, son of Elizar and Jane, . 

Wight, Benjamin, son of John and Deliverance, Mar. 19, 1753. 

Haskell, , dau. of William and Hannah, Apr. 14, 1753. 

Graff am, , son of Caleb and Lois, Apr. 16, 1753. 

Anderson, Edward, son of Abraham and Ann, May 10, 1753. 
Mabery, Bethshebe, dau. of Tho. and Bethiah, July 14, 1753. 
Crage, Mary. dau. of Hugh and Eliz*'^, Aug. 23, 1753. 
Walker, William, son of Micah and Bulah, Nov. 30, 1753. 
Manchester, Abigail, dau. of Stephen and Susan, Nov. 19, 1753. 

Brown, , a son of Ezra and Mary, died at birth. 

Mathews, , dau. of Samuel and Elizabeth, Jan. 7, 1753-4. 

Bodge, Abigail, dau. of John and Rebecca, Feb. 8, 1754. 
Farrow, Josiah, son of John and Hannah, Feb. 10, 1754. 
Elder, William, son of William and Mary, Feb. 19, 1754. 

Campbell, , son of William and Rachel, Apr. 22, 1754. 

Maxwell, , son of William and Susannah, May i, 1754. 

Chute, Ruth, dau. of Curtis and Merriam, Jan. 13, 1755. 
Chace, Mary, dau. of Elizer and Jain, Apr. 10, 1755. 
Brown, Liddiah, dau. of Ezra and Mary, Aug. 25, 1755. 
Starling, Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph and Mary, Sept. i, 1755. 
Anderson, John, son of Abraham and Ann, Nov. 7, 1755. 
Muckford, Robert, son of Robert and Mary, Dec. 30, 1755. 
Bodge, Benjamin, son of John and Rebecca, Jan. 6, 1755-6. 
Crage, Thomas, son of Hugh and Eliz% Jan. 16, i755"6. 
Mathews, John, son of Samuel and Eliz% Feb. 25, 1756. 
Mabery, David, son of Thos. and Bethiah, Mar. 8, 1756. 

286 Mame Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Mabery, Charity, dau. of John and Eliz% Aug. 30, 1755. 
Farrow, John, son of John and Hannah, Apr. 25, 1756. 
Hill, Thomas, son of Robert and Eliz% Mar. 3, 1757. 

Mabery, Mary, dau. of Richard and Martha, . 

Chute, James, son of Curtis and Merriam, Apr. 7, 1757. 

Chace, Isaac, son of Eleazer and Jane, Dec. 12, 1757. 

Elder, Joseph and Samuel (twins), sons of William and Mary, July 26, 1757. 

Boolton, Thomas, son of William and Rachel, Feb. 25, 1758. 

Campbell, Mary, dau. of William and Rachel, Feb. 26, 1758. 

Farrow, Thos., son of John and Hannah, Apr. 13, 1758. 

Manchesten, Mary, dau. of John and Comfort, Apr. 18, 1758. 

Mathews, Elizabeth, dau. of Samuel and Eliz% May 7, 1758. 

Crag, , dau. of Hugh and Eliz^, May 14, 1758. 

Starling, Mary, dau. of Joseph and Mary, Jan. 22, 1758, 
Anderson, Abraham, son of Abraham and Ann, June 18, 1758. 
Chute, Josiah, son of Curtis and Mariam, June 4, 1759. 
Starling, Jemima, dau. of Joseph and Mary, Oct. 4, 1759. 
Walker, John, son of Mica and Eliza*^ Sept. 13,-1761. 
Starling, Josiah, son of Joseph and Mary, Jan. 29, 1762. 
Winship, Ruth, dau. of Ephraim and Eliz^^^\ Jan. 30, 1762. 
Chute, Tho^, son of Curtis and Merriam, Feb. 19, 1762. 


Bodge, John, and Mrs. Rebecca Chute, both of this place, Dec. 14, 1743. 
Maberry, Tho^, and Mrs. Bethiah Spear, both of this place, Jan. 17, 1744-5. 
Cary, James, of Falmouth, and Mrs. Rachel Farr of this place, July 25, 1745. 
Webb, David, of this place, and Dorothy Peabody of Falmouth, Nov. 16, 1749. 
Manchester, Stephen, and Sea-Fair Maybery, both of this place, Dec. 21, 1749. 
Springer, David, and Judith Tibbets, both of Falmouth, Aug. 13, 1752. 
Chute, Curtis, and Merrian Carr, both of this place, March 21, 1754. 


Wight, Elijah, son of John and Deliverance, Oct. 24, 1744, aged 2 yrs. 

Trip, Othniel, son of Othniel and Hannah, Nov. 20, 1744. 

Maybery, William, son of Thomas and Bethiah, Apr. 26, 1745. 

Anderson, Bcthshua, dau. of Abraham and Bethshua, Nov, 13, 1745, aged 13 yrs. 

Maine Historical and Ge^iealogical Recorder. 287 

Knights, Hannah, wife of William, Mar. 2, 1745-6, aged 36 yrs. 
Anderson, Isaac, son of Abraham and Bathshua, Mar. 7, 1746-7. 
Hunnewell, Roger, son of Zerubabel and Hannah, Nov. 12, 1747, aged 7 yrs. 
Maybery, John, son of Thomas and Bethiah, Aug. 27, 1748, aged 5 mos. 
Anderson, Abraham, son of Abraham and Bathshua, Oct. 22, 1748, aged i yr. 11 

Starbird, EHzabeth, dau. of Nath^ and Eli^'\, May 17, 1749. 
Webb, Josiah, son of Samuel and Bethiah, Nov. 3, 1749, aged 5 yrs. 
Manchester, Gershon, Mar. 15, 1749-50, aged 62 yrs. 
Farrow, Abigail, dau. of John and Hannah, 1750. 
Anderson, Bathshua, wife of Abram, July 4, 1751. 
Winship, Ephraim, son of Eph™ and Mehitable, Aug. 27, 175 1. 
Sterling, Miriam, dau. of Joseph and Mary, Sept. i, 175 1, aged 7 mos. 
Winship, Mehitable, wife of Eph™, Apr. 17, 1753, aged 44 yrs. 

Wight, Rev. John, May 8, 1753. "'" 

Manchester, Seafair, wife of Stephen, Dec. 12, 1753. 
Walker, Bulah, wife of Micah, May 29, 1755. 

Manchester, , son of John and Comfort. 

Farrow, Perses, wife of John, May 12, 1758. 

Dennis, Rebecca, 1758. 

Chute, Mary, wife of Thomas, July 30, 1762, aged 70 years, and is greatly lamented 

not only in her own family but by all who had any acquaintance with her. 


Anderson, Hannah, dau. of Abra"^ and Bethshua, Dec. 18, 1743. 

Skillens, Isaac and Susannah, children of Benj. and Mary, Jan. 24, '43-4. 

Watson, Mrtha, dau. of Eliphalet and Eliza^'^^ Jan. 24, '43-4. 

Stevens, Sarah, dau. of Benj. and Sarah, Jan. 24, '43-4. 

Briant, Sarah, dau. of William and Sarah, Jan. 24, '43-4. 

Hunewell, Mary, dau. of Zerubbabel and Hannah, Mar. 11, '43-4. 

Knights, Sam'l and Hannah, children of William and Hannah, May 13, '44. 

Graff am, Abigail, dau. of Caleb and Lois, May 13, '44. 

Baen, Rachel, dau. of Sam^ and Rachel, May 20, '44. 

Webb, Elizabeth, dau. of Samuel and Bethiah, June 15, '44. 

Meservy, Benj., son of Clement and Sarah, July 4, '44. 

Cloutman, Mary, dau. of Edward and Anna, Nov., '44. :•• ' ■ 

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Knights, Abigail, dau. of William and Hannah, Dec. 6, '44, 

Bodge, Mary, dau. of John and Rebecca, Dec. 30, '44. 

Adams, Eliah, son of Saml and Bethiah, Jan. 27, '44-5. 

Webb. James, son of Saml and Bethiah, Jan. 27, '44-5. 

Vvebb, Josiah, son of Saml and Bethiah, Jan. 27, '44-5. 

Irish, James, son of James and Eliz^^\ Feb. 19, '44-5. 

Macculson, James, son of William and Eliz*^ Mar. 3, '44-5. 

Macclannon, Gary, son of Hugh and Elizb*'^, June 2, '45. 

Hunnewell, William, son of Zorubbabel and Hannah, Feb. 2, '45-6, 

Farrow, Abigail, dau. of John and Hannah, Feb. 9, '45-6. 

Maybery, William, son of Thomas and Bethiah, Apr. 13, '46. 

Watson, Susanna, dau. of Eliphalet and Eliz*^ Nov. 12, '46. 

Anderson, Abram and Isaac, sons of Abraham and Bethshua, Nov. 23, '46. 

Webb, Eliza^^ dau. of Saml and Bethiah, Mar. 8, '46-7. 

Wight, Eunice, dau. of John and Deliverance, May 3, '47, 

Hodgden, John, son of Jerimy and Mary, June 12, '47. 

Bodge, John, son of John and Rebecca, Dec. 13, '47. 

Hunewell, Elijah, son of Zerubbabel and Hannah, Jan. 31, '47-8 

Maybery, John, son of Thomas and Bethiah, Apr. 17, '48, 

Graffam, Mary, dau. of Caleb and Lois, Nov. 20, '48. 

Farrow, Ezekiel, son of John and Hannah, Jan. i, '48-9. 

Meservy, Nathaniel, son of Clement and Sarah, Jan. 26, '48-9. 

Watson, Ebenezer, son of Eliphlet and Eliza*^ Jan. 26, '48-9. 

Macclannon, Jane, dau. of Hugh and Eliza"\ Jan. 26, '48-9. 

Maybery, Sarah, dau. of Thomas and Bethiah, July 16, '49. 

Hunewell, Hannah, dau. of Zerubabel and Hannah, Dec. 17, '49. 

Bodge, Sarah, dau. of John and Rebecca, Oct. 18, '50. 

Chase, Nathaniel, son of Eliezar and Jane, Oct. 18, '50. 

Webb, Dorothy, dau. of David and Dorothy, Dec. 23, '50. 

Sterling, Miriam, dau. of Joseph and Mary, Feb. 17, '50-1. 

Brown, Ezra, son of Ezra and Mary, Feb. 24, '50-1. 

Crague, Betty, dau. of Hugh and Eliza"', Mar. 3, '50-1, 

Graffam, Sarah, dau. of Caleb and Lois, Apr. 7, '51. 

Hunewell, Patience, dau. of Zerubabel and Hannah, May 26, '51. 

Maybery, Thomas, son of Thomas and Bethiah, July 21, '51. 

Brince, a negro servant of Thomas Haskell, July 21, '51. 

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Walker, Molly, dau. of Micah and Beulah, Dec. 22, '51. 

Farrow, Timothy, son of John and Hannah, Jan. 19, '52-3. 

Brown, Amos, son of Ezra and Mary, Mar. 15, '52. 

Peabody, Mary, dau. of Saml and Ruth, Mar. 29, '52. 

Webb, David, son of David and Dorothy, Apr. 5, '52. 

Bodge, Thomas, son of John and Rebecca, June 7, '52. 

Elder, John, son of William and Mary, Oct. 11, '52. 

Peabody, Josiah, son of Saml and Ruth, Oct. 18, '52. 

Sterling, Abigail, dau. of Joseph and Mary, Nov. 15, '52. 

Chase, Joshua, son of Eliezer and Jane, Feb. 25, '53. 

Brown, Benjamin, (an adult). Mar. 18, '53. 

Wight, Benjamin, son of John and Deliverance, Mar. 25, '53. 

Bodg, Abagail, dau, of John and Rebecca, Apr, 14, '54. 

Farrow, Josiah, son of John and Hannah, Apr. 14, '54. 

Elder, William, son of William and Mary, Apr. 14, '54. 

Chute, Ruth, dau. of Curtis and Merriam, Jan. 19, '55. 

Anderson, John, son of Abraham and Ann, Jan. 18, '55-6. 

Bodge, Benjamin, son of John and Rebecca, Jan. 18, '55-6. 

Muckford, Robert, son of Robert and Mary, Jan. 18, '55-6. 

Crage, Thomas, son of Hugh and Eliza^*^, Jan. 18, '55-6. 

Manchester, John (an adult), Mar. 30, '56. 

Maybery, Charrity, dau. of John and Eliz*^, Mar. 30, '56. 

Maybery, David, son of Thomas and Bethiyah, Mar. 30, '56. 

Mathews, Mary, dau. of Saml and Elizath, Mar. 30, '56. 

Mathews, John and Sarah, chil of Saml and Elizath, Mar. 30, '56. 

Chute, Josiah, son of Curtis and Miriam. 

Chute, Thomas, son of Curtis and Miriam. 

Stevens, Agnis, Chace, Sarah and Nathaniel, chil. of John and Hannah, 

Trott, Benjamin, son of Thomas and Sarah, July 18, '62. 

[To be continued.] 


Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 


Portland, Me., Oct. 5, 1886. 

Mr. Editor : Having just learned that a peri- 
odical is published in this city pertaining to 
history and genealogy, please allow a stranger 
to contribute a little thereto upon the Chute 

We have traced the family back to Alexander 
Chute of Taunton, Somersetshire, Eng., A. D. 
1268, from that down through several families of 
English nobility to Lionel Chute, jr., who came 
to America in 1633-4, and settled in Ipswich, 
Mass. His son James married a daughter of 
William Epps, Esq., and had a son James (per- 
haps more), who married Mary Wood, and had 
six daughters and three sons. The eldest son, 
Lionel, married Hannah Cheney, and had four 
daughters and three sons ; the next son, James. ^ 
married Mary Thurston, and had two daughters 
and three sons ; and the third son, Thomas, 
married Mary Curtis, and had five daughters 
and four sons. Only one son of each of these 
three brothers had families whose descendants 
have continued to the present day, and those 
descendants we are tracing out for the purpose 
of publishing the Chute genealogy. 

John, son of Lionel, born in 1720; m. Judith 
Foster, 1745; moved to Crranville, Annapolis 
county, N. S., 175S; had five sons and three 
daughters, who all married and had large 
families. Daniel, son of James,^ b. 1722; m. 
Hannah Adams, 1742 ; had four daughters and 
seven sons in Massachusetts. Curtis, son of 
Thomas, b. 1728; went to Maine 1738 with his 
parents and tv/o sisters; m. Miriam Carr, 1754, 
and had one daughter and five sons in Wind- 
ham. The families of these three cousins, John, 
Daniel and Curtis, wc have traced out pretty 
thoroughly. They had coats of arms, copies of 
which may be seen in different places among the 
family, and they have married into a number 
of prominent families in the United States and 
Dominion of Canada, in Massachusetts with the 
names Epps, Wood, Cheney, Thurston, Curtis, 

Stickney, Brown, Smith, Hinds, Jackson, Jevvett, 
Adams, Coleman, Parish, Hale, Pearson, Poor, 
Elliott, Gould, Chandler, Perry, Peabody, Clark, 
&c. ; in Maine with the names of Copham, 
Bodge, Carr, Mayberry, Noyes, Jordan, An- 
drews, Abbot, Stubbs, Cobb, Smith, Ellis, 
Winchester, Loveitt, Proctor, Hoyt, Webber, 
Weston, Knight, Turner, Woodbury, Stuart, 
Chaplin, Mann, Cole, Hall, Philbrick, Kidder, 
Windsor, Church, &c., while in Nova Scotia 
they have married in the families of Foster, 
Barnes, Crocker, Marshall, Hicks, Morse, 
Wright, Randall, W'ear, Woodworth, Dodge, 
Brooks, Chandler, Ellis, Farnesworth, Jones, 
Woodman, Adams, Harris, Longley, Fowler, 
Woodbury, Roach, Milberry, Parker, Potter, 
Taylor, Skinner, Spurr, Troop, Shook, Wersey, 
Phinney, Cox, King, Clark, Rice, Palmer, Banks, 
Chesley, etc. 

We are in the 23d generation from Alexander 
first mentioned, and the family now, about 5,000 
dead and living, are scattered in more than 
twenty of the United States, from Maine to 
California, and from Manitoba to Texas. Con- 
sequently we deem it important now to compile 
and publish a book containing the records of the 
family, telling their births, marriages and deaths, 
their removals and settlements in different places, 
trades, occupations, religion, &c., &c., as a guide 
and directory to all branches of the family, and 
to others also. Asking for a liberal patronage 
of the book, which we hope will be out the 
coming year, we bid adieu to Maine for our 
home in the West — Wales, St. Clair county, 
Mich. All of which is respectfully submitted 
by your humble servant, 

Wm. E. Chute. 

Photo-Electrotype Engraving.— I repro- 
duce many old and curious prints by this process. 
Walter K. Watkins, 
No. I Hartford street, Boston, Mass. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 


Query. — Can any reader of the Recorder 
furnish me the date and place of death of the 
Rev. Timothy Hilliard, once rector of St. Paul's 
Church in Portland, Maine. The place is given 
incorrectly in the history of Portland. 

Isaac Cobb, Portland, Me. 

Query.— In the Groton (Mass.), Historical 
Series, No. XIII., page 58, the marriage is re- 
corded of " Thaddeus Carter of Sandy Streem, 
County of Lincoln, and Betsy Derumple of 
Groton." Where was Sandy Stream, and what 
town represents it to-day .? S. A. G. 

Spear Family Genealogy, by W. G. Spear, 
P. O. box 219, Quincy, Mass. 

History of the Dudley Family w^ith 
Genealogical Tables, Pedigrees, &c. — In 5 
numbers, price %\ per No. No. i is now pub- 
lished and contains 100 pages. Dean Dudley, 
author and publisher, Wakefield, Mass. Each 
number will be forwarded by mail to any address 
on receipt of $1. The work includes accounts 
of all the Dudleys of England and America from 
the origin of the name to the present time. It 
is illustrated with many engravings. Send for 

Records of the Adams Family of 
America, Genealogical, Biographical and His- 
torical, from 1621 to the present time, by 
Nelson D. Adams, 
U. S. General Land Office, 
Washington, D. C. 

292 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 


For mutual aid to those interested in genealogy. No expense to join the Club; simply send your 
address to S. M. Watson , Public Library, Portland, Me., with the names on which you wish, and 
can impart information, when they will be added to the list and published in the next number of the 
Maine Historical aiid Genealogical Recorder, Portland, Me. This number, as a sample copy, will be 
sent to any address for fifty cents ; this list for ten cents. All members expect to answer any queries 
addressed to them on the names they advertise., when they can do so conveniently. 

Adams, Nelson D., U. S. General Land Office, Washington, D. C. — Adams, Morehouse. Would 
like information on Adams of Limerick, Newfield, and Jay, Me. 

Allen, James S., Brockton, Mass. — Dunbar, Scate, Bates, Browm, Churchill. 

Amsden, W. U., Harbor View street, Dorchester, Mass. — Amsden. 

Avery, Walter T., 165 Front street. New York, N. Y. — Descendants of Dr. William Avery of Ded- 
ham, Mass., 1650. 

Berry, Fred C, 484 Congress street, Portland, Me. 

Billings, Charles, Billingsbridge, Ontario, Ca. — Billings, Dow, Inman, Buffum. 

Bodge, George M., 185 Webster street. East Boston, Mass. — Bodge. 

Bradford, C, Indianapolis, Ind. — Bradford. 

Bradford, Horace Standish, 61 Broadway, N. Y. — Bradford. 

Burleigh, Charles, 14 Cedar street, Portland, Me. — Burleigh, Willard, Gile, Loveitt. 

Burr, Chauncy R., Fort Preble, Portland, Me. — Burr, Rea, Moody. 

Carpenter, Rev. C. C, Andover, Mass. — Students Phillips Academy. 

Chaffee, William H., box 3068, New York City. — Chaffee. 

Chute, William E., Wales, St. Clair County, Mich.— Chute, Foster, Morse, Marshall, Hicks, Ran- 
dall, Barnes, Dodge, Woodworth, Potter. 

Clarke, George K., Needham, Mass. — Clarke, Clark, descendants of Rev. Edmund Frost of Cam- 
bridge, Mass. The Records of Needham and Dover, Mass., I can easily consult. 

Codman, George C, Woodfords, Me. — Bradstreet, Codman. 

Colby, Miss A. E., Salisbury, Essex Co., Mass. — Hacket, Edwards. 

Conant, Fred. Odell, Portland, Me. — Conant, Odell, Davis, Drinkwater. 

Conover, Mrs. S., box 113, 1]asking Ridge, N. J. — Hale, Turner, Vinton, Sargent, Winthrop. • 

Corson, Julia H., 21 Ray street, Manchester, N. H. — Corson. 

Davenport, Dr. B. F., 161 Tremont street, Boston, Mass. — Davenport. 

Deering, Henry, Dcering, Me., U. S. A. — Deering, Ilsley, Milk, Dunn, Bray, Parkers of Andover, 
Fcrnald, Sherburne, Langdon, Grindall, Scollay, Swan, Moody, Greenleaf, Browns of New- 
bury, Jacksons of Florida, and Miller or Muller of Jamaica. In England, Holwell, Haywood, 
wood, Wranghams of St. Helena, Reeves, Nevilles of Fomess, Co. Kildare ; Bodley. 

Drummond, Josiah IL, Portland, Me. — Descendants of Alexander Drummond; The Blackwells of 
Sandwich; ^J'he Haydens of l>raintrce. 

Dudley, Dean, Wakefield, Mass.— Dudley. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 293 

Felton, Cyrus, Marlboro, Mass.— Felton. 

Fernald, Henry T., Orono, Me.— Fernald. 

Fitzgerald, Mrs. E. W., box 331, Everett, Mass. — Wenborn. 

Gibson, James, Salem, N. Y. — Brown, Gibson, Tounsend, Woodworth. 

Greene, C. W., 1226 14th street, Oakland, California — Child, Greene, Ellsworth, Jones. 

Guild, Mrs. Mary S. P., 52 Johnson street, Lynn, Mass. — Styles, Stiles. 

Hallen, Rev. A. W. P., Parsonage, Alloa, Scotland — VanHalen, Flemish, Hallen, Holland of 
Flemish descent. I shall be pleased to search the Scotch Parish Registers for any names 
which members of the Club may suggest. Small fees are charged by the clerks in Register 
Houses here. 

Hammatt, E. A. W., 5 Pemberton square, Boston, Mass — Hammatt, Hammett, Hammitt. 

Hinckley, Josiah, South Boston, Mass. — Hinckly. 

Hooker, Capt. Edward, U. S. N., 47 Greene avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. — Hooker, Prescott, Barrett, 
Minot, Dagget, Griswoll, Lewis. 

Hopkins, Tho. S., 736 Eighth street, N. W. Washington, D. C. — I have arranged with the Com- 
missioner of Pensions to furnish genealogical data from the Revolutionary pension records to 
members of the Club. The work will be done by a Pension Office clerk, and the only cost 
will be his remuneration and whatever I may have to spend for postage. I will cheerfully 
furnish estimates when requested, and attend to all the details. Prompt replies must not be 
expected as the Pension Office moves slowly in such matters. 

Hudson, Chester E., Lawrence, Mass. — Hudson, Andrews, Gorton, Stafford, Briggs, Carpenter, 
Nichols, all of R. I. 

James, Miss Frances B., care Brown, Shipley & Co., London, Eng. — Adams, Batchelder, Cargil 
Locke, Conant, Dodge, Dow, Herrick, Hull, Jordan, Knox, Larkin, Mansfield, March, 
McGregor, Montgomery, Moody, Parkhurst, Pierce, Rayment, Raymond, Rea, Ring, Walton, 
Wilson, Woodbury. Will be occupied during the summer, searching registers in Devonshire* 
and Cornwall, and will charge members of club only cost fees. 

Kendall, Mrs. Joshua, 123 Inman street, Cambridgeport, Mass. — Kendall, Shattuck, Mason, Pierce 

Kidder, Miss S. B., 39 Court street, Boston, Mass. — Kidder, Blanchard, Bradshaw. 

King, D. L., Akron, O. — King, Holly. 

King, M. F., Portland, Me. — Shaw, King. 

King, Rufus, box 312, Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York. — King, Odell. 

Littlefield, Charles H., Lawrence, Mass. — Littlefield, Latham, Hanmer, Steere. 

Locke, Ira S., 180 Middle street, Portland, Me. — Locke, Clark, Clarke, Patterson. 

Lowell, W. L., 31 Ottawa street, Roxbury, Mass. — Lowell, Allen, Wheeler, Russell, Greanleaf. 

Lunt, James R., 546 Congress street, Portland, Me. — Descendants of the 2d (Ensign) Henry Lunt of 
Newbury; Cammett, Cammit, Camit. 

Meserve, Dr. A. K. P., 109 Emery street, Portland, Me. — Meserve. 

Metayard, Mrs. Marion G., 10 Hilliard st., Cambridge, Mass. — Lunt, Tilton, Greenwood, Harrod. 

Milliken, J. A., Cherryfield, Me.— Milliken. 

Munsell, Frank, 82 State street, Albany, N. Y.— Munsell. 

Noyes, Edward D., 33 Exchange street, Portland, Me. — Noyes. 

294 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Ober, J. Foster, Minot building, 113 Devonshire street, Boston, Mass. — Ober, Ellis, Pride, Thissell, 

Pearson, Mrs. J. B., Epping, N. H. — Plumler, Cilley, Norris, Pearson, Fowler. 
Phillips, Calvin T., South Hanover, Mass. — Phillips, Tilden, Hitchcock. 

Potter, Charles Edward, Moore's Mills, Dutchess Co., New York — Potter, Barret, Brown, Jones. 
Potter, Charles Francis, 370 Washington st., Boston, Mass. — Potter, Hosmer, Barret, Brown, Jones, 

Prescott, Baird, Wesson. 
Pratt, Mrs. A. C, 63 Washington ave., Chelsea, Mass. — Weston, Piper, Wellington, Lambert. 
Randall, Frank E., 7 Nassau street. New York City — Randall. 
Richardson, W. S., 58 Summer st., Boston, Mass. — Wiseman, Godfrey, Hurlbert, Badger, Streeter, 

Bodwell, Herrick, Richardson. 
Sanderson, Rev. James A., Plymouth, Mass. — Sanderson, Treat, Merlino de St. Prie, Gyles. 
Savary, Judge A. W., Digby, N. S. — Savary, Savery, Savory. 
Savary, Miss L. A., East Wareham, Mass. — Savary, Savory, Savery. 
Shackford, Miss C, 117 Chandler street, Boston, Mass. 
Shepardson, Francis W., Granville, Ohio — Whitcomb, Shepardson, Smart, Gilpatrick, Mulloy, 

Pomeroy, Marsh, Ballard, Story, Mann. 
Smith, George Plummer, 231 South Sixth street, Philadelphia, Pa. — Plummer. 
Smith, H. D., Norway, Me. — Hezadiah Smith, of Beverly, and descendants. 
Smith, Wm. H., Portland, Me., President Maine Genealogical Society — Colburn, Eastman, Soper, 

and Kings of Kittery, and Young. 
Spear, W. G., Quincy, Mass. — Spear. 
Stanton, B. I., Albany, N. Y. — Stanton. 
Strout, E. S., 99 Chauncy street, Boston, Mass. — Strout. 
Tenny, Miss M. J., box 123, Haverhill, Mass. — White, Cutler, Tenny. 
Titcomb, W. H., Florence, Mass. — Titcomb, Parker, Thomas. 
Tolman, George, Concord, Mass. 

Treat, J. H., Lawrence, Mass. — Freeman, Stevens, Snow, Rich, Rogers, Collins. 
Upham, Capt. F. K., ist U. S. Cavalry, Fort Custer, Montana — Upham. 
Upton, Wm. H., Walla Walla, W. T. — Adams, Boulton, Boughton, Bradley, Goodell, Goodrich, 

Hale, Hartwell, Hill, Hills, Hollister, Stewart, Talcott, Tracy, Upton. White, Williams. 
Waldo, Henry A., Reno, Nevada — Descendants of Cornelius Waldo. 

Ware, Miss E. F., box 66, Milton, Mass. — Ware, Bowen, Gardner, Lovell, Hancock, Bowes. 
Watkins, Walter K. I., Hartford street, Boston, Mass. — Watkins, Tufts, Leonard. 
Watson, S. M., Public Library, Portland, Me. — Watson, Andrews, Milliken. 
Weld, Rev. Charles R., Mt. Vernon Hotel, Baltimore, Md. — Would like information on Weld, 

Waldo, White, and Wood. Can impart information on Weld, Huntington, Edwards, and 

Clark families. 

Wiggin, John ()., Stratham, N. IL — Wiggin. 

Wiggin, Levi J., Medford, Mass. — Wiggin. 

Wilcox, H. K. W., Brooklyn, N. Y., Compiler and Correspondent. 

Wingate, C. E. L., 264 Washington street, Boston, Mass. — Wingate, Drew, Hodgdon, Clark, Pick- 
ering, Titcomb, Haiycs, Chase, Weeks, Gookin. 
Woodward, Frank E., Maiden, Mass.— Woodward. 





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